A Month of Single Frames
Barbara Hammer, Lynne Sachs
A Month of Single Frames is a poignant dialogue between film-maker Lynn Sachs and her late friend Barbara Hammer. Barbara invited Lynne to make a film from archived film footage and recorded sound she had collected while living in a Cape Cod beach shack without running water and electricity in 1998. Lynne Sachs creates a profound and moving filmic encounter with her friend, which transcends space and time and acts as an archive in its own right.
Guest: Lynne Sachs
Barbara Hammer, born in 1939 in Hollywood, USA, lived and worked in New York City as a visual artist and film-maker until she died of cancer in March 2019. Her diverse praxis for the past 40 years has a resonating impact on young artists today. Her work has been shown in major biennials and is included in several permanent collections. She has had major retrospectives in art institutions worldwide and was the author of Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life (Feminist Press 2009).
Films by Barbara Hammer (Selection)
Welcome to This House 2015 | Maya Deren’s Sink 2011 | A Horse is Not a Metaphor 2009 | The Female Closet 1998 | Tender Fictions 1996 | Nitrate Kisses 1992 | Endangered 1988 | Optic Nerve 1985 | Dyketactics 1974 | A Gay Day 1973
Lynne Sachs is an experimental film-maker and poet from New York. She has been exploring the relationship between cinematic theory and practice for over 30 years. During her career, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Craig Baldwin, Bruce Conner, Barbara Hammer, Chris Marker, Gunvor Nelson, Carolee Schneemann and Trinh T. Min-ha. She has over 40 films to her name, alongside live performances, installations and web projects. Her work is shown internationally.
Films by Lynne Sachs (Selection)
Swerve 2022 | Film About a Father Who 2020 | A Month of Single Frames 2019 | Tip of my Tongue 2017 | States of (Un)belonging 2005 | Sermons and Sacred Pictures 1989 | Still Life With Women and Four Objects 1986