Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies

Barbara Hammer (b. 1939) is an American feminist artist known as a pioneer of queer experimental and documentary film. The monograph accompanies an extensive exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, celebrating the depth and expanse of Hammer’s five decades of art making.


“Evidentiary Bodies” presents the reader with fascinating aspects of Hammer’s practice, examining her oeuvre in relationship to a wide range of topics including experimental queer cinema, lesbian sexuality and lesbian feminist history, haptics and wildness, viruses, medicine, and environment. This volume features responses to Hammer’s work ranging from academic analysis to poetic interpretation, interspersed with personal and artistic anecdotes. The monograph is a first of its kind comprehensive overview of Barbara Hammer – a stunning celebration of feminist and queer art.