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LUX & Club des Femmes present Evidentiary Bodies: Celebrating Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jul 2019 / Sat 7pm-9pm / Sun 1pm-9pm

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF

Join LUX & Club des Femmes for a weekend of films, introductions, memories, a zine and an exhibition of ephemera and texts to celebrate the lives and work of feminist experimental artists Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann.

With a career spanning fifty years, Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) is recognized as a pioneer of queer cinema. A visual artist working primarily in film and video, Hammer created a groundbreaking body of experimental work that illuminates lesbian histories, lives and representations. “My work makes these invisible bodies and histories visible. As a lesbian artist, I found little existing representation, so I put lesbian life on this blank screen, leaving a cultural record for future generations.”

Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), a groundbreaking performance and multidisciplinary artist, used film and video since the 1960s. Shattering taboos and redefining the notion of the erotic, she confronted sexuality, gender, and the social construction of the female body. Schneemann lived in London in the early 1970s and was an active member of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative.

With words and contributions from Gabriella Beckhurst, Caroline Bergvall, Club des Femmes, Stuart Comer, David Curtis, Helen de Witt, Karen Di Franco, Philomena Epps, Beatrice Gibson, Alison Green, Laura Guy, Lucy Harris, So Mayer, Krystyna Mazur, Ara Osterweil, Lucy Reynolds, Selina Robertson, Ingrid Ryberg, Bryony White, Matt Wolf, Bev Zalcock, amongst others.


Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer, 1974, 16mm, 4 min)
Fuses (Carolee Schneemann, 1967, 16mm, 25 min)
Plumb Line (Carolee Schneemann, 1968-1972, 16mm, 15 min)
Bent Time (Barbara Hammer, 1984, 16mm, 22 min)


Carolee, Barbara & Gunvor (Lynne Sachs, 2018, Super 8mm and 16mm to HD, 8 min)
Audience (Barbara Hammer, 1982, 16mm to HD, 32 min)

Meatjoy (Carolee Schneemann, 1964/2010, 16mm to HD, 10 min)

Vever (for Barbara) (Deborah Stratman, 2019, HD, 12 min)
A Month of Single Frames (Lynne Sachs, 2019, 16mm to HD, 14 min)

Kitch’s Last Meal (Carolee Schneemann, 1973-76, 16mm to HD, composite, 54 min)
Evidentiary Bodies (Barbara Hammer, 2018, 3 channel HD video, 9 min)

Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer, 1974, 16mm, 4 min)
Fuses (Carolee Schneemann, 1967, 16mm, 25 min)

Please note that the times for Sunday are indicative.
It’s a free event with no reservation. We will do our best to accomodate everyone but please be aware that space in the screening room is limited

With thanks to the estates of Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann, Florrie Burke, EAI, Karl McCool, Rebecca Cleman, Cinenova, Felicity Sparrow, Lynne Sachs, Deborah Stratman, Canyon, Mark Toscano & everyone else who has contributed ideas, enthusiasm and advice to the project.

Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann at the 2018 EAI Benefit. Photograph by Conrad Ventur. Courtesy of Conrad Ventur and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

About Club des Femmes

Club des Femmes is a queer feminist collective. They curate film screenings and events. Their mission is to offer a freed up space for the re-examination of ideas through art.

In the age of the sound-bite, Club des Femmes is a much-needed open platform for more radical contextualisation and forward-looking future vision: a chance to look beyond the mainstream.