Featuring Lynne Sachs, Deborah Stratman, Mark Street, and Dan Veltri
Throughout her remarkable career, Barbara Hammer developed collaborative relationships with other artists and filmmakers. In the last year of her life, as part of her Wexner Center Artist Residency Award, she invited four filmmakers to take footage from four of her unfinished projects and create new work from it. In this program, those filmmakers come together for the first time to present their films (some still in progress) and discuss their approaches to this unconventional collaboration.
Deborah Stratman’s Vever (for Barbara) (2019, 12 mins.) incorporates footage Hammer filmed in Guatemala during the 1970s. Lynne Sachs’s A Month of Single Frames (2019, 15 mins.) uses footage from Hammer’s residency in Provincetown, MA. Mark Street’s So Many Ideas Impossible To Do All (2019, 12 mins.) uses interviews with Jane Brakhage. A work in progress by Dan Veltri draws from hours of footage that Hammer shot during the 1993 World AIDS Conference for the Deaf. (Program approximately 75 mins., DCP).