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Hammer! : making movies out of life and sex

Author: Barbara Hammer
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... 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"--Publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barbara Hammer; Barbara Hammer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hammer
ISBN: 9781558616127 1558616128 9781558616141 1558616144
OCLC Number: 437186684
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Memoir/Biography) 2010
Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Memoir/Biography) 2011
Winner of Triangle Awards (Lesbian Nonfiction) 2011
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to the 70s --
My Life as Henry Miller --
70s Photos --
Use of Time in Women's Cinema --
Stillness in Motion: A Study of Relationship and Film --
Lesbian Filmmaking: Self-Birthing --
Introduction 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 --
Lesbian Mainstream: Economics vs. Radical Play --
Creative-Teaching Spaces: Home Movies --
The Artist as Teacher: Problems and Experiments --
Some Thoughts on Institutional Support, by a Media Artist --
The Invisible Screen: Lesbian Cinema --
Introduction to the 90's: By the end of the 80s, I was fed up with compromising my filmmaking --
Risk-Taking as Alternative Living/Art-Making: or, why I Moved to the Big City --
Coming into Our Fullness: On Women Turning Forty --
The Politics of Abstraction --
When a Kiss Is Not a Kiss but Nitrate --
Photos --
Censorship --
00s : Introduction. Aging is interesting --
Maya Deren and Me --
Resisting Paradise --
Tender Fictions --
Photos --
Wishes --
The Ephemeral Archive --
The Creative Process.
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" ... 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"--Publisher description.

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