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Ecstatic Subjectivity


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Introduced by KJ Relth and Mark Toscano

“Throughout her career, many of Barbara Hammer’s more visually ecstatic works reveal a psychedelic thread running through her filmography, from her 1968 debut Schizy, to a recently completed piece by Deborah Stratman which re-envisions a film shot by Hammer in rural Guatemala in the mid-1970s. Using various technical and formal approaches including time lapse, optical printing, animation, and other material interventions, Hammer has regularly embraced the presence and physicality of film to deeply mine the rapture of subjective vision.”—KJ Relth and Mark Toscano

Total running time: 75 mins.


Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1975, 6 mins. 16mm, b/w & color.

Restored by Electronic Arts Intermix and the Academy Film Archive through the National Film Preservation Foundation’s Avant-Garde Masters Grant program and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.


Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1968, 4 mins. 16mm (originally Super 8), color, silent.

New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

See What You Hear What You See

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1983, 3 mins. 16mm, b/w.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive.

Available Space

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1979, 10 mins. 16mm, color.


Dirs. Barbara Hammer, Barbara Klutinis. 1981, 6 mins. 16mm, color.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive.

Our Trip

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1980, 4 mins. 16mm, color.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive.

Place Mattes

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1987/2018, 8 mins. 16mm, color.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive.


Dir. Deborah Stratman. 2018, 12 mins. Digital, color.

Bent Time

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1984, 22 mins. DCP, color.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets onlineClick here to purchase $35 series pass (good for one admission to all Barbara Hammer screenings). (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)  

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