Optic Nerve (1985) 16mm, Color/Sound composition by Helen Thorington.
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Optic Nerve is a powerful personal reflection on aging and family. "Hammer employs film footage which through optical printing and manipulation is layered to create a compelling meditation on her visit to her grandmother in a nursing home. The sense of sight becomes a constantly evolving process of reseeing images retrieved from the past and fused into the eternal present of the projected image." John Hanhardt, Whitney Biennial 1985