27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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do they speak color ?
do they speak color ?
do they speak color ?
do they speak color ?

do they speak color ?

director: Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič
original title: do they speak color ?
country: Austria
year: 2022
running time: 22 min.


In their sci-fi Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovacic pose a question if we will ever be able to communicate across the time and space. Inspired by the communication of cephalopods, they experiment with conveying messages using lights, colours, pheromons, sounds and movements instead of words, and they demand that we receive the signals by our whole bodies, just like octopuses.


Billy Roisz (* 1967) and Dieter Kovačič (* 1973) have been important figures of Vienesse experimental music and film scene since the 1990s. By using various electronic instruments, videoprojectors and computer-generated images they explore the interference of visual and audio perception. Their art was presented at Berlinale, in Rotterdam or Edinburgh.

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director: Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič
producer: Dieter Kovačič
photography: Dieter Kovačič
editing: Billy Roisz
music: Agnes Hvizdalek, Dieter Kovačič, Billy Roisz, Olvier Stotz, Marta Zapparoli
sound: Dieter Kovačič
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