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Author Hammer, Barbara.
Title Hammer! : making movies out of life and sex / Barbara Hammer.
Published New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2010.
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 Floor4  PN1998.3.H32 A3 2010    IN LIBRARY
Description 280 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography.
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.
Summary "... 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"--From publisher description.
Subject Hammer, Barbara.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1558616128 (alk. paper)
9781558616127 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 437186684