Barbara Hammer

Place Mattes (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound score by Terry Setter. Traveling mattes of the artist's torso, limbs, and extremities in Puget Sound, Yosemite and the Yucatan. Her attempt to "touch" nature is removed and blocked between figure and ground setups by the optical printer's flatness of planes. As the figure and ground are presented as two planal relationships, flattened and made two-dimensional through optical printing, so the artist (figure) is unable to touch the natural environment (ground) in Puget Sound, Yosemite and the Yucatan, yet finally comes to rest in the interior space of a restaurant.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

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