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Barbara Hammer x 7: New Restorations

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A two-year Artist Residency Award from the Wexner Center is just one in a string of remarkable career achievements for Barbara Hammer over the past year. The influential visual artist and queer cinema pioneer known for her intimate portrayals of lesbian sexuality and identity has been a frequent past guest of the Wex and our Film/Video Studio Program. For Cinema Revival, we’re excited to present this program of seven recently restored short works from earlier in her career. (program 72 mins., all films 16mm)

Program:

  • A Gay Day (1973, 3 mins.)
  • Sisters! (1974, 8 mins.)
  • Women’s Rites, or Truth is the Daughter of Time (1974, 8 mins.)
  • Menses (1974, 4 mins.)
  • Superdyke (1975, 25 mins.)
  • Multiple Orgasm (1976, 6 mins.)
  • Double Strength (1978, 16 mins.)

Women’s Rites, or Truth is the Daughter of Time; Menses; Multiple Orgasm; Superdyke; and Double Strength were preserved by Electronic Arts Intermix and the Academy Film Archive through the National Film Preservation Foundation’s Avant-Garde Masters Grant program and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. A Gay Day was restored by the Yale Film Archive and the Academy Film Archive. Sisters! was preserved by BB Optics and the Academy Film Archive with support from NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund.

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Double Strength, image courtesy of the artist.

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Menses, image courtesy of the artist.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Barbara Hammer x 7: New Restorations