“My life changed through touching another woman whose body was similar to my own. My sense of touch became my connection to the screen. I wanted the screen to be felt by the audience in their own bodies.” — Barbara Hammer, The Screen as the Body, Mousse 32
A combined screening of Chick Strand and Barbara Hammer, exploring the idea of ‘radical softness’ — the power in being both abrasively feminine and openly vulnerable, subverting emotion from weakness to strength — through a radically soft camera and Hammer and Strand’s specifically haptic modes of filmmaking.
In association with MUBI. Accompanied by Skype Q&A with Hammer in conversation with Club des Femmes‘ Selina Robertson.