Film

A Horse Is Not a Metaphor

A Horse Is Not a Metaphor

The artist reflects on her personal fight against ovarian cancer, transforming illness into recovery. Describing herself as a cancer "thriver" rather than a "survivor", Hammer rides on horseback through the red hills of Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, the grassy foothills of the Big Horn in Wyoming, and leafy paths in Woodstock, New York. In this multilayered film, Hammer moves from scenes of chemotherapy sessions to images of light and movement that take her far from the hospital bed.