An homage to the American Barbara Hammer (1939-2019), with a career spanning over 40 years. In addition to paying tribute to her pioneering self-categorized lesbian experimental cinema, the session presents her work in dialogue with short films by contemporary Brazilian directors: ‘Latifúndio’, ‘Boca de Loba’, and ‘X-Manas’, as well as the American Deborah Stratman’s latest film. The program composes a mosaic of queer times and images that modernizes and reverberates Hammer's aesthetic proposal, with special attention to the non-normative ways by which cinema addresses sexuality, desire, and bodies.
Barbara Hammer With a career spanning fifty years, Barbara Hammer is recognized as a pioneer of queer cinema. A visual artist working primarily in film and video, Hammer created a groundbreaking body of experimental work that illuminates lesbian histories, lives and representations. Stated Hammer, "My work makes these invisible bodies and histories visible. As a lesbian artist, I found little existing representation, so I put lesbian life on this blank screen, leaving a cultural record for future generations." Barbara Hammer was born in 1939 in Hollywood, California. She lived and worked in New York until her death in 2019.