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Jennifer Lange and Paul Hill on Barbara Hammer

Curator Tour

Join Jennifer Lange and Paul Hill, curator and editor for the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio, for a closer look at the exhibition Barbara Hammer: In This Body.

Hammer’s long history with the Wex, starting in the mid-1990s, includes multiple residencies in the studio, screenings in center’s Film/Video Theater and The Box, and a two-year Artist Residency Award. Lange will discuss Hammer’s multidisciplinary approach to representing her life with cancer, and Hill will share his experiences working with the artist over the years, including the process of completing her first immersive multichannel installation, Evidentiary Bodies.

Stay for Mortal Bodies, the first evening of Barbara Hammer: The Body in Film. The screening will delve further into the subjects of aging, illness, and mortality through such works as Hammer’s A Horse Is Not a Metaphor.

More about the curators

Jennifer Lange joined the Wexner Center in 2001 and is curator of the nationally recognized Film/Video Studio, an artist-in-residence program that offers postproduction support to filmmakers and video artists. She curated the exhibitions Sadie Benning: Suspended Animation (2007), the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition, and the 35-artist survey Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil (2014). Through the studio’s residency program, Lange has worked with hundreds of artists, including Jonathas de Andrade, Phil Collins, Rineke Dijkstra, Pilar Mata Dupont, Josiah McElheny, Jennifer Reeder, and Deborah Stratman. In addition to leading the Film/Video Studio, Lange curates The Box, the center’s free exhibition space for video, showing works by Jiwon Choi, Kevin Jerome Everson, Bouchra Khalili, Lucia Koch, Pablo Lobato, and, among others.

Paul Hill is an award-winning filmmaker, editor, and sound mixer. He joined the Wexner Center's Film/Video Studio in 1996, where has worked on hundreds of projects with such world-renowned artists as Shimon Attie, Sadie Benning, William E. Jones, and Jennifer Reeder. He was an editor for The Brandon Teena Story, which won Best Documentary Awards at the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals, among others. In 2003 Paul completed Myth of Father, an award-winning documentary about his transgendered father. In 2015 he codirected and edited Cincinnati Goddamn, a documentary about racial profiling and police brutality in Ohio, which is currently being screened at film festivals and museums across the country.

Barbara Hammer and Paul Hill

Barbara Hammer and Paul Hill, photo: Florrie Burke

Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer, photo: Paul Hill

Barbara Hammer and Paul Hill

Barbara Hammer and Paul Hill, photo: Florrie Burke

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Past Talks & More

Jennifer Lange and Paul Hill on Barbara Hammer