Barbara Hammer (1939-2019)
Tourist (1984)
1984, 2:44 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video
""The slide of the image into politics finds concrete expression in the film Tourist as the word 'spectacle' nestles in the Hollywood Hills like an Edward Ruscha painting. Psychic desires of 'tourists' permeate the architecture of seeing. The fleeting spectacle is a series of imaginative possessions, a conquest through the gaze accented by the shots fired on the video arcade game soundtrack. The tourist 'look' is as ephemeral as the animation of the collage suggesting a miniaturizing and glazing of the grandiose wonders of the world." — Kathleen Hulser, "Frames of Passage: Nine Recent Films of Barbara Hammer," Centre Georges Pompidou EAI

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