Pioneer filmmaker and performance artist Barbara Hammer will appear at the Woodstock Artist Association & Museum July 9.
The artist will show clips from her films and read from her memoir HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life.
Date & Time: Saturday, July 9, 5pm
Admission: $10 for nonmembers/ $5 for WAAM members
Location: Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York 12498
Barbara Hammer, pioneer of avant-garde and queer cinema, will perform readings from her recently released memoir, HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life and show clips of her films spanning 4 decades. A vital and inspiring performer who appeals to audiences regardless of gender or sexual orientation, Hammer will appear in costumes from successive periods of her artistic evolution. With text, photos and film stills, HAMMER! dedicated to women artists everywhere, is a memoir as innovative and disarming as Hammer’s work has always been, covering the wild non-monogamous days of the 70s, the development of a queer aesthetic in the 80s, the battles for visibility in the culture war of the 90s and the artist’s contemplation of mortality in the 2000s.
Hammer’s films have been shown at several Whitney Biennials, the Woodstock Film Festival and around the world. In 2010 her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and 2012 the Tate Modern in London will host a month long retrospective of her films. The Golden Notebook will be selling copies of HAMMER! at the event and the author will be available to add inscriptions.