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21st(2019)



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Barbara HAMMER

  • USA
  • 1974
  • 4min
  • color/black and white
  • Experiment

This film is receiving recognition for being the first lesbian film made by a lesbian. It utilizes a montage of famous lesbian advertising images superimposed with each other, which enhances the abstract nature of the images while at the same time igniting the erotic imagination. The body being photographed and the body taking the photo overlap in order to resist objectification. The separated bodies cross the boundaries of the overlapping screens to finally meet on one unified screen. The film is a reproduction of lesbian love and an exploration of how it communicates with film technology. [KIM Sohui]

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.

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