body.art.resistance. Homage to Barbara Hammer As part of DOK Leipzig 29 October - 4 November 2012
New York’s MoMA and London’s Tate Modern have already celebrated Barbara Hammer with retrospectives. The American pioneer of feminist and queer cinema will be coming to DOK Leipzig for the first time this year and will present several works with which she made film history. Her films typically deal with sexual taboos and marginalized social groups, repressed history, gender roles and discrimination, and the connection between film, mind and body.
This special tribute program stretches from her early experimental work to her more recent documentary essays, in which Hammer explicitly explores the political dimension of art as resistance.
On the sidelines of the tribute program, Barbara Hammer will hold a master class at DOK Leipzig and give a workshop at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig.