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14th(2012)



Maya Deren\'s Sink

Barbara HAMMER

  • USA
  • 2011
  • 29min
  • HD
  • color/black and white
  • Experiment


 Synopsis
 Maya Deren’s Sink , a tribute to Maya DEREN, the mother of avant-garde American film, evokes her creative spirit through a meditation on the architectural details of her homes. Fragments from DEREN’s films are projected in the spaces where they were originally filmed while a ghosted actor performs a script crafted from her writing.


 


 Program Note
 As a veteran feminist experimental film director, Barbara HAMMER’s tribute to Maya DEREN, a pioneer of American avant-garde film, is very significant. This film follows Maya DEREN’s footsteps, emotions, and passion in places that appear in DEREN’s films and places she had lived in. The family of Teiji ITO—DEREN’s husband—Carolee SCHNEEMANN, Judith MALVINA, and other real people talk about DEREN’s artistic ambitions and charms. People in the walls talk, and the real space mixes in with footages from Maya DEREN\'s films in this experimental film, bringing Maya DEREN back on screen. (HONG So-in)

Director

  • Barbara HAMMERBarbara HAMMER

    Barbara HAMMER is an internationally recognized film artist who has made 80 films/videos making a significant contribution to lesbian and gay cinema. Her experimental films of the 1970’s often dealt with taboo subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm, and lesbian sexuality. In the 80’s, she used optical printing to explore perception and the fragility of 16mm film life itself. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized people who have been hidden from history and are often essay films which are multileveled and engaging audiences with the goal of activating them to make social change.

Credit

  • ProducerBarbara HAMMER
  • Cast Bekka LINDSTROM
  • Cinematography Barbara HAMMER
  • Art director Barbara HAMMER
  • Editor Barbara HAMMER, Stephanie TESTA
  • Music Teiji ITO, Tavia ITO
  • Sound Stephanie TESTA