A FILMANALYTICAL and FILM STUDIES FOR FREE video collage, made by Catherine Grant.

TOUCHING THE FILM OBJECT? offers a brief audiovisual exploration of issues of sensuous proximity, contiguity or contact in experiencing or studying films - what theorist Laura U. Marks called 'hapticity'. It quotes from Marks' essay 'Haptic Visuality: Touching with the Eyes'*, as well as from Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film PERSONA (cinematography by Sven Nykvist). The music is excerpted from Robert Lippok and Beatrice Martini's BRANCHES, available at the Free Music Archive (freemusicarchive.org/music/Robert_Lippok_amp_Beatrice_Martini_1407/Branches/) under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).

You can read an accompanying essay about this video here: filmanalytical.blogspot.com/2011/08/touching-film-object-notes-on-haptic-in.html.

Also watch the related videos TOUCHING THE FILM OBJECT with AUDIO COMMENTARY (vimeo.com/44566069) and IMPERSONA (vimeo.com/37854109).

*In FRAMEWORK: the Finnish Art Review, No. 2, 2004, pp. 79-82.

TOUCHING THE FILM OBJECT? was made according to principles of Fair Use (or Fair Dealing), primarily with scholarly and critical aims, and was published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License in August 2011.

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