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Construct

Australia, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Animation)

Director: Michelle Burns

Construct is about texture. It is a short and intense abstract film that takes us through the layers of a human body and back again in the man made world. The film uses chalk pastels, rendered photographs and found objects to compare and delineate each visual sensation after the next. A quick, palpitating, sensual experience.

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