RADICAL SOFTNESS THROUGH A HAPTIC LENS: Barbara Hammer and Chick Strand

SOFT FICTION, dir. Chick Strand

RADICAL SOFTNESS THROUGH A HAPTIC LENS: Barbara Hammer and Chick Strand

Sat 13 Jan 16:00 ICA

In association with MUBI


“My life changed through touching another woman whose body was similar to my own. My sense of touch became my connection to the screen. I wanted the screen to be felt by the audience in their own bodies.” - Barbara Hammer, The Screen as the Body, Mousse 32

A combined screening of Chick Strand and Barbara Hammer, exploring the idea of ‘radical softness’ - the power in being both abrasively feminine and openly vulnerable, subverting emotion from weakness to strength - through a radically soft camera and Hammer and Strand’s specifically haptic modes of filmmaking.

Accompanied by Skype Q&A with Hammer in conversation with Club des Femmes‘ Selina Robertson.


Soft Fiction was restored in 2015 by the Academy Film Archive. Restoration funding provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Film FoundationSuperdyke Meets Madame X  is provided courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.


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