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Barbara Hammer

Optic Nerve

Director Barbara Hammer
16' - 1985 - Short - Dialogue: English
Brief glimpses of an elderly woman being wheeled into and around a grocery store and a nursing home, where a few other elderly women are found. Hammer experiments by slowing the footage down, cutting each frame alternately with it's own negative, blending two different images together with alternating frames of each, blurring the footage, and increasing or decreasing the speed of the film and rate of the cuts; ultimately creating a stroboscopic portrait for the viewer.

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United States of America