In our ongoing commitment to showcasing extraordinary cinema, we had the privilege of programming the 11-part event, “Women in Experiment: Carolee Schneemann and Barbara Hammer.” Known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender, Schneemann, along with Hammer, a feminist pioneer of queer cinema, have had a major influence on visual and filmic arts.
Moderator: Sally Berger, film and media curator, writer, and art consultant in experimental, non-fiction and independent film, video installation and digital media. She is a Visiting Instructor, Visual Studies, Haverford College. Previously, she worked at The Museum of Modern Art (1986 -2016) as a curator in the Department of Film and co-founder and director of Documentary Fortnight, an international festival of non-fiction film and media (2001 – 2016). At the Museum she organized numerous contemporary film and media exhibitions, retrospectives and artist presentation series. She received an MA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in Cinema Studies and a BA in Media Studies from Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Moderated by Rachel Churner, Director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation. She is also an art critic, editor, and faculty member at Eugene Lang College at The New School. Panelists: Sally Berger, film and media curator, writer, and art consultant in experimental, non-fiction and independent film, video installation and digital media, former curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art (1986 -2016); Florrie Burke, Executor and Director of Barbara Hammer Art Legacy and international expert on human trafficking, worker exploitation and trauma; Sarah Keller, associate professor of art and cinema studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Lynne Sachs, Filmmaker whose highly self-reflexive films have variously explored the relations between the body, camera, and the materiality of film itself.