Barbara Hammer

2018, 2017

Years in residence at Wex: 2018, 2017

Evidentiary Bodies

Barbara Hammer is entering the second phase of a two-year Artist Residency Award from the Wex, after wrapping her 2018 project, Evidentiary Bodies. Completed with assistance from Wexner Center Film/Video Studio editor Paul Hill, the work had its world premiere in February at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.

For year two, the legendary film and video artist will collaborate with a quartet of filmmakers to revisit and complete four of her unfinished films from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Lynne Sachs has been tapped to finalize a work focused on the Dune Shacks of Provincetown, Massachusetts, a gathering point for artists and writers for nearly a century. Deborah Stratman will work on 16mm footage captured by Hammer during a trip to the markets of Guatemala. Interviews Hammer shot with writer Jane Wodening, the first wife of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage, will be revisited by Mark Street; and Hammer's raw footage of an AIDS conference for the deaf community will be shaped by Dan Veltri, a videographer with four decades' experience working with the hearing-impaired.