Faculty & Staff of Film, Photo, and Video
Professor of Video, Film, and Media Studies
Office: JLC 108
Home Page: www.helios.hampshire.edu/nomorenicegirls/
Joan Braderman, professor of video, film, and media studies, holds a B.A. from Harvard and M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from New York University. Her award-winning documentaries and art videos (such as Joan Does Dynasty, 1986; and Joan Sees Stars, 1992) have been shown on PBS, cable, in galleries, at festivals, and at universities internationally, and are in the permanent collections of museums such as the Stedelijk, Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Joan was a founder of Heresies, A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, and writing by and about her has appeared in such places as The Village Voice, The Independent, Time Out, Afterimage, The London Guardian, and Illuminations; An Essential Guide to Video Art. Joan received a retrospective at the De Cordova Museum, the Koopman Chair in the Visual Arts at Hartford Art School, and the 2002 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Video, Portugal. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York and Massachusetts State Councils for the Arts; and the American Film Institute. Joan has also taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Boston Museum School, and the London Art Institute. Professor Braderman is currently making a new experimental documentary feature, The Heretics, about the women's art movement in New York: http://www.heresiesfilmproject.org/. Professor Braderman is on leave for the Fall 2008 semester.
Professor of Film and Photography
Office: JLC 102
Home Page: http://www.bboptics.com/
William Brand, professor of film and photography, holds a B.A. in art from Antioch College and an M.F.A. in film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Hunter College and was awarded the MacArthur Chair at Hampshire for the years 1994-97. He currently teaches film restoration in the graduate Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University. Since 1973, his films, videos, and installations have exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad in museums, microcinemas, and on television. They have been featured at major film festivals, including the Berlin Film Festival and New Directors/New Films Festival. His work is written about in cinema history books and in articles by Erik Barnouw, David James, Janet Maslin, Paul Arthur, J. Hoberman, B. Ruby Rich, and Noel Carroll, among others. His 1981 Masstransiscope, a mural installed in the subway system of New York City, which is animated by the movement of passing trains, is a widely regarded work of public art. In 1973 he founded Chicago Filmmakers, the showcase and workshop, and until 1991 served on the Board of Directors of the Collective for Living Cinema in New York City. He is currently an Artistic Director of Parabola Arts Foundation, which he co-founded in 1981, and serves on the board of trustees for the Robert Flaherty/International Film Seminar. Since 1976 he has operated BB Optics, an optical printing service specializing in 8mm blow-ups and archival preservation. In 2006 he was named an Anthology Film Archives film preservation honoree and given a month-long retrospective to celebrate BB Optics' 30th anniversary.
Professor of Photography
Office: JLC 104
Jacqueline Hayden, professor of photography and film, has been a professional artist since 1979 when she received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Ms. Hayden has been a professor of film and photography at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts since 1991. She has received numerous awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her photographs of nude older figure models titled Figure Model Series 1991 – 96. Figure Model Series and Ancient Statuary Series 1996 – 2000 have been shown in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; New Museum of Contemporary Art; the Alternative Museum in N.Y.C.; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut; and the National Museum of Bellas Artes and National Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana, Cuba. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
In January 2002 and 2003, she and her students completed the first digital photographic archive of the old city of Havana, Cuba. This was a community service project done for the Office of the Historian in Havana, Cuba. During September 2003 – July 2004 Ms. Hayden collaborated with the Cuban dance troupe, Danza Voluminosa, on a theater production, Una Muerte Dulce, staged at Teatro Nacional, Havana on July 4, 2004. Ms. Hayden has also collaborated with Cuban documentary filmmaker Lizette Vila on numerous projects, most recently the video Sexualidad about the Cuban tranvestite community. In 2005 she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Arts Award. In April 2007 she had a solo exhibition at Artes Plasticas Galleria, Havana, Cuba.
Hampshire/Five College Assistant Professor of Film and Video
Office: JLC 103
Home Page: helios.hampshire.edu/~bhhCS
Baba Hillman, Hampshire/Five College assistant professor of film and video, grew up in Japan, Venezuela, and Panama. She received a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her films and videos have screened in festivals and museums including Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Anthology Film Archives, MIX, European Media Festival 2000 (Osnabruck), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery/Washington Project for the Arts, and L.A. Freewaves. Her performance/media work has been presented internationally. She was director of Teatro Movimento, a multi-media performance group based in Florence, Italy and has worked as a performer and choreographer with Etienne Decroux, Eleanor Antin, and Sledgehammer Theatre. She has taught film, video, and performance in France, Italy and Canada. Her films include "Passage du Désir," a feature length experimental film shot in Paris and Madrid. The film explores desire and memory in the context of the experience of the exile; one whose relationship to history, place, language and sexuality is continually thrown into question. She is currently working on “Zones de Non-Droit,” a film about five sisters living in La Rose des Vents, a banlieue housing project in the Seine-Saint Denis region north of Paris. Hillman has received grants and awards for her work from the French Ministry of Culture, the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council and the Italian city governments of Florence, Lecce, and Certaldo. Professor Hillman will be on leave the 08-09 academic year.
Assistant Professor of Video Production and Criticism
Office: JLC 105
Kara Lynch, assistant professor of video production, is a video, sound, and performance artist. She has received several awards for her video work such as the Planet Out/ifilm Short Movie Award in 2000 and both the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts Individual artist awards in video and new media. In 1994 she received an Arts International six month Artist Residency in Moscow, Russia, and in 1996 and 2001 she attended thematic artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts. During the summer of 2006 she participated in el Laboratorio Fronterizo de Escritores/Writing Lab on the Border in Tijuana, Baja MX and Chula Vista, CA, sponsored by the Fondo de Cultura Economica and ITESM Toluca Campus. Recent works include: Invisible: episode 03 meet me in Okemah, Ok 2003/4 a speculative fiction audio/video installation; Xing Over 2003, a 6hr performance 2.36min 3 channel audio piece; Black Russians 2001 117min documentary video; and The Outing Trilogy experimental video piece including: Mi Companera 2002 12min and Me-ba… I’m Coming 1998 9min. Her writing can be found in the online journal, XCP Streetnotes Spring 2005, in Ulbandus Review no. 7, and Black Filmmakers Magazine. kara has also contributed audio work to Cabinet Magazine no.13 and video to the DVD zine, PocketMyths: Odysseus. She has served as a juror for Outfest Los Angeles, on the selection committee for MIX: New York Experimental Film and Video Festival, and has been involved with the New Festival as a member of the shorts selection committee and print traffic co-coordinator. kara currently serves on the board for The Mountain School, Clockshop, and the Denniston Hill Foundation. She is a member of La Linea Interdiciplinario, a collective of women writers and artists in dialogue across the US/Mexico borderland. She completed her M.F.A. in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego.
Associate Professor of Film and Photography
Office: JLC 101
Sandra Matthews, associate professor of film and photography, is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A.) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (M.F.A.). She is a visual artist, an author, and a curator. Her photographic work has been exhibited in New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Boston; Pittsburgh; and Florence, Italy. It is represented in collections including the Smith College Art Museum; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the Block Museum of Art, Chicago; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Women In Photography International Archive at Yale University. Matthews is co-author, with Laura Wexler, of Pregnant Pictures (Routledge, 2000), and has published numerous essays on photography and culture. Her courses cover topics in the history of photography, with an emphasis on social issues and work from non-Western countries. Professor Matthews is on leave for the 08-09 Academic Year.
Professor of Film and Photography
Office: JLB 107
Home Page: helios.hampshire.edu/~arPF/
Abraham Ravett, professor of film and photography, holds a B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College; a B.F.A. in filmmaking and photography from the Massachusetts College of Art; and an M.F.A. in filmmaking from Syracuse University. Complementing his career in filmmaking and photography, he has also worked as a videomaker and media consultant. Professor Ravett has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Japan Foundation, the Artists Foundation, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, among other awards. His films have been screened internationally at sites including the Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives in New York City; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley; Innis Film Society, Toronto, Canada, and Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Ravett is a recipient of a 1994 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in filmmaking.
Assistant Professor of Photography
Office: JLC 106
Robert Seydel, assistant professor of photography and film, holds a B.F.A. in English and photography from New York University and an M.F.A. in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and the University of Connecticut at Storrs, and served for a number of years as director of exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Professor Seydel received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for his serial work A Short History of Portraiture. His recent projects incorporate his ongoing interests in collage, language, fiction, and history.
Film, Photo, and Video Facilty Admininistrator and Instructional Staff
Office: JLC 147
Kane Stewart, film, photo and video facilities administrator and instructional staff, received his B.A. from Hampshire College and his M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is currently facilities director of the film and photography program at Hampshire College. Kane has taught film and photography at Hampshire College, Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His photographs are exhibited nationally and have received awards in juried exhibitions. His most recent photography reflects his interest in the inhabited landscape through a lyrical treatment of recreational life along a twenty-mile stretch of the Connecticut River.