- Barbara Hammer |
- 1990 |
- 19 minutes |
- COLOR/B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
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