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A Line is a Line is a Line

Switzerland, 1971 (MIFF 1973)

Director: Urs Graf, Marlies Graf

Continuous disintegration of the content leads back to the medium— the line. Experiencing the medium as a medium helps to find the way from the surface to the message (other lines, pictures or words) in a more conscious manner.

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