Barbara Hammer manipulates the re-photographed x-rays of Dr James Sibley Watson to highlight the central contradiction of these rare and beautiful images. Though the original ‘films’ reveal the miracle of the human body and its internal structures in motion, they also question the value of medical imaging when the very process of visualization is dangerous itself. Sanctus is a fascinating and elegant investigation of the life and death forces.
source: The Medical Film Symposium - medicalfilms
Barbara Hammer - "Sanctus" 1990 (18:14)
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