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Barbara Hammer Sanctus (1990)

(1990)

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A pioneering artist and filmmaker (and recipient of a multiyear Wexner Center Artist Residency Award), Barbara Hammer is known for work that explores lesbian sexuality and the body. Her 1990 film Sanctus, comprised of moving X-ray films from the 1950s made by Dr. James Sibley Watson, goes beneath the surface of the skin, both to explore the human body’s very structure and mechanics and to highlight its fragility. (19 mins., 16mm film transferred to video)

Film still of an abstracted X-ray scan of a person

Sanctus, image courtesy of the artist.

Film still of an abstracted X-ray scan of a person

Sanctus, image courtesy of the artist.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

  

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS
Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Barbara Hammer Sanctus (1990)