Skip to main content

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.)

See also...

Passage A L'acte

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

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 ... More »

notes on film 01 else

"Everything flows, everything moves itself in image, tone and word". A metamorphosis of language and image within the boundaries of a structured digital frame. Image becomes movement and language ... More »

Tradition is the Handing on of Fire, not the Worship of Ashes

Found footage is elegantly treated and made to appear as a raging fire. The title is taken from a Gustave Mahler quote, our attention is drawn to the decaying photographic image and to a filmmaking ... More »

Transcoder (Understanding Lydia)

Taking an alternative and perhaps satirical look at the reputation of the traditional advertising image, Hiebler & Ertl dare to offer these often shunned images some credibility. Could they even be ... More »

Exposed

Found peeping torn footage, projected through a moving sieve of film edge perforations is used here not as subject matter but as a way of suggestively inflecting the resulting layered light patterns ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director