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What does it mean for a filmmaker to engage with the material of another filmmaker, especially if it comes from another time, was shot at a place that is unfamiliar to her, and shows people she doesn’t know? What got inscribed into the images when they were created? How do we appropriate images that have been stuck in the dead end of history for a long time?
Deborah Stratman brings past perspectives into the contemporary moment in a montage of footage from an unfinished film by artist Barbara Hammer with evocative sound, texts, and teachings from artist Maya Deren. VEVER (FOR BARBARA) poetically draws connections between three generations of women filmmakers who separately, and now together, have taken on unknown challenges, and opened themselves up to reinterpretation in their filmmaking practices.

Deborah Stratman, born in 1967 in Washington D.C., USA, is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Nanna Heidenreich is a scholar in Media and Cultural Studies and professor for Digital Narratives – Theory at the ifs internationale filmschule köln.

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