Dr. Watson's X-Rays

Barbara Hammer

1991, 21:37 minutes, colour, English


An investigation of cineradiography of Dr. James Sibley Watson (Fall of the House of Usher, 1928 and Lot in Sodom, 1930), the engineering of the first optical printer, and the collaboration of four doctors who invented and refined the moving x-ray. This tape accompanies the 16mm film (available on video) Sanctus which uses Dr. Watson's moving x-rays from the 1950's to recall the fragility of the human body and the material of film.

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