In this meditation on unfinished works and the creative process, Deborah Stratment resuscitates abandoned footage shot in Guatemala by Barbara Hammer, invoking Maya Deren and Haitian Voudon imagery.
Artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman makes work that investigates power, control, and belief, considering how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. Recent projects have addressed freedom, surveillance, sinkholes, comets, exodus and faith. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches at the University of Illinois.
Pioneering filmmaker Barbara Hammer (1939–2019) attempts to rectify the glaring absence of lesbians among the artistic canon by dictating her own filmic biography.