This article is an homage to two powerful women who were lost to us in 2019, as this journal issue was under way. Feminist film pioneers and superstars Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann were both interviewed by Alexandra Juhasz for her Women of Vision project in the late 1990s. In 2017, now both approaching eighty years of age, both were enjoying major retrospectives in New York, and so Juhasz interviewed them again. In this text, Juhasz intercuts the four conversations, conducted over the course of twenty-five years, in an intergenerational, time-traveling retrospective in which Hammer and Schneemann comment on their own former and current laments and visions for the future.
Coda: In Love, Anger, and Loss: Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann
Alexandra Juhasz is chair of the Film department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She is the author of AIDS TV (Duke University Press, 1995); Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); F Is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing, coedited with Jesse Lerner (University of Minnesota Press, 2005); Learning from YouTube (MIT Press, 2011); The Blackwell Companion on Contemporary Documentary, coedited with Alisa Lebow (Blackwell, 2015); and Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making, coedited with Yvonne Welbon (Duke University Press, 2018). Her current work #100HardTruths-#FakeNews is on and about feminist internet culture, including fake news: scalar.me/100hardtruths and fakenews-poetry.org.
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Alexandra Juhasz; Coda: In Love, Anger, and Loss: Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann. Feminist Media Histories 1 October 2019; 5 (4): 87–105. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.87
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