Friday, March 1, 1991

James Sibley Watson/Barbara Hammer

San Francisco Art Institute

James Sibley Watson was an early experimental filmmaker (Fall of the House of Usher, 1929) who also developed moving x-ray photography in the 1950s. Barbara Hammer has unearthed and transformed this breathtaking footage into Sanctus (1990), a visual composition with sound by Neil Rolinck. Hammer will also show her video documentary Dr. Watson’s X-Rays and Watson’s own scandalous Lot In Sodom, a 1933 expressionistic celebration of Gay sexuality…Total: 68 min.