Hammer

Hammer

Making Movies Out of Life and Sex

eBook - 2010
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HAMMER! is the first book by influential filmmaker Barbara Hammer, whose life and work have inspired a generation of queer, feminist, and avant-garde artists and filmmakers. The wild days of non-monogamy in the 1970s, the development of a queer aesthetic in the 1980s, the fight for visibility during the culture wars of the 1990s, her search for meaning as she contemplates mortality in the past ten years-HAMMER! includes texts from these periods, new writings, and fully contextualized film stills to create a memoir as innovative and disarming as her work has always been.
Publisher: New York, NY : Feminist Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781558616851
1558616853
Characteristics: 1 online resource (280 p.) : ill.
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents 1; Contents 2; Introduction; 70s; Intro to the 70s; My Life as Henry Miller; 70s Photos; Use of Time in Women's Cinema; Stillness in Motion: A Study of Relationshipand Film; Lesbian Filmmaking: Self-Birthing; 80s; Intro to the 80s; International Audiences: Personal Experiences of a Filmmaker; Touching and Receiving:A Lesbian Aesthetic; White Out; For an Active Cinema; 80s photos; Conference Sex(or The Names Have Not Been Changed as There Are No Innocents); After Gertrude Stein; Change of Location: Bodies of Flesh to Bodies of Earth/Water
Summary: HAMMER! is the first book by influential filmmaker Barbara Hammer, whose life and work have inspired a generation of queer, feminist, and avant-garde artists and filmmakers. The wild days of non-monogamy in the 1970s, the development of a queer aesthetic in the 1980s, the fight for visibility during the culture wars of the 1990s, her search for meaning as she contemplates mortality in the past ten years-HAMMER! includes texts from these periods, new writings, and fully contextualized film stills to create a memoir as innovative and disarming as her work has always been.

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