Series will explore work of experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer

The Media School Report • Jan. 10, 2019

Boundless,” a three-part film series co-sponsored by The Media School, will explore five decades of the work of experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer next week.

The series is also sponsored by the Department of Art History, the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive and IU Cinema.

Barbara Hammer: The Beginning

7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
IU Libraries Moving Image Archive Screening Room, Herman B Wells Library

The first screening will feature seven of Hammer’s early short films, which explore themes of sexuality and lesbian identity. The screening is free, but a ticket is required.

Barbara Hammer: The Middle

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
IU Cinema

This program of six shorts exemplifies the linkage between Barbara Hammer’s tactical methodology of media making and the sensual intimacy of relationships. The screening is free, but a ticket is required.

Barbara Hammer: The Never-Ending

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18
IU Cinema

This program is a striking and raw pairing of two very different yet similar works: History Lessons, a reclamation and retelling of lesbian herstory using archival footage, and Evidentiary Bodies, an experimental documentary that overlays abstracted images of celluloid film with images of Hammer’s own body. The screening is free, but a ticket is required.

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