Vital Signs ★★★★

"With so many of my friends and family dying and not knowing what to do with my grief, I turned to historic narratives of death. I found that in the past the dear ones were buried immediately outside the house by the doorstep leading to the 'world.' This was a way to daily embrace their memories and bring them back through our thoughts. I wanted to give a last kiss to Curt McDowell whose really great talent was cut short way too early, to the writer and activist, my friend Vito Russo, and to my dear father, John Wilbur Hammer. They are still the 'vital signs' of our time." — Barbara Hammer

16mm print - MoMI