Evidentiary Bodies

Evidentiary Bodies

Barbara Hammer

Short film

»In these horrific times when lies are blatantly exclaimed as truths, when fear makes us withdraw from each other, when difference is maligned as xenophobia, and when atrocities are committed in the name of spectacle, we must find and practice a quiet way of compassion, sympathy, and generosity through empathy.«
– Barbara Hammer
An unspoken plea for viewers to experience vulnerability, to know through evidence this body is their body.

Film Series Kaleidoscorpse

Director / Editing / Sound Design / Production

Barbara Hammer


Angel Favorite


David Laurence Goldman


Norman Scott Johnson


Electronic Arts Intermix



Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer

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