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Piece Touchee

Austria, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Experimental)

Director: Martin Arnold

Through repetition and reversal, a short sequence featuring two people in a domestic setting is continually deconstructed and reinvented. The result is a curious system of spatial dynamics where the filmmaker imposes his own sense of rhythm and choreography. Piece Touchee is representative of the subtle art of using simple means to create a finished work that is both deep and complex. (S.C.)

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Passage A L'acte

Austria, 1993
A film where repetition and stop-frame tech­niques take on new meaning. Inspired by rap "scratching" turntable music, Arnold takes an extract from the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird to create a … More »

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy

Austria, 1998
Martin Arnold's third installment in what constitutes something of a trilogy continues where piece touchee (1989) and passage a I'act (1993) never quite left off. Throwing down the gauntlet to Hollyw… More »

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