Critical Writing Index

A Renaissance Man Gets His Due: Local director finds an odd film maker

by Edward Guthmann

Datebook, Feb. 24, 1991, p. 28

This article discusses the work of physician, inventor, publisher and film maker, James sibley Watson Jr. who captured X-Ray images of human beings and made two experimental and erotic films. Artist Barbara Hammer has reworked Watson's X-ray footage into a 19 minute video titled "Sanctus".

ITEM 1991.090 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Fall of the House of Usher (1929)James Sibley Watson Jr.

Lot in Sodom (1933)James Sibley Watson Jr.

SanctusBarbara Hammer