Barbara Hammer

Sanctus (1990) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound composition by Neil B. Rolnick. "In her most recent films, ENDANGERED and SANCTUS, Barbara has addressed the co-fragility of both human existence and the film emulsion, the artist's raw material onto which she creates images. I have just recently screened the completed print of SANCTUS, and I was overwhelmed by it. The film is visually exquisite, and replete with symbolic meaning. She has transformed 'found footage' -- scientific x-ray films from the 1950s -- into a lyrical journey, transforming this raw material into a celebration of the body as temple." -- Jon Gartenberg, Asst. Curator of Film, Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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