Video

Sanctus

Barbara Hammer

1990, 19:02 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 215.02

Sanctus is a film of the rephotographed moving x-rays originally shot by Dr. James Sibley Watson (Fall of the House of Usher, 1929) and his colleagues. Making the invisible visible, the film reveals the skeletal structure of the human body as it protects the hidden fragility of interior organ systems. Sanctus portrays a body in need of protection on a polluted planet where immune system disorders proliferate.

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