26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Technology of the Self-Touching of the Eye
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Technology of the Self-Touching of the Eye
Technology of the Self-Touching of the Eye

Technology of the Self-Touching of the Eye

director: Matěj Pavlík, Lucie Rosenfeldová
original title: Technologie sebedotýkání oka
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 5 min.

synopsis

The film made by the artistic duo of Lucie Rosenfeldová and Matěj Pavlík deals with the phenomenon of phosphene - the phenomenon when variously coloured lights appear in our vision when pressure is applied to our eyes. Based on this remarkable phenomenon, often called inner sight, which has fascinated philosophers, physicians and scientists since antiquity, in their black-and-white imaginative film, the authors reveal how much human perception is influenced by social, cultural and ideological factors.


"If we look at our eyes in a mirror - eyes which were showing light flashes behind the closed eyelids just a moment ago - we find out that the theories about an inner sight are false. If we draw the locations of the lights in a protocol, we create laboratory conditions for our own imagination."

biography

The artist and curator Lucie Rosenfeldová (1986) studied at the studios of painting and sculpturing at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her work focused on the medium of experimental documentary video was presented at the galleries Plato, etc., Tvar and at Czech as well as international festivals. Her film Polymind was awarded the main prize at the competition Jiné vize PAF Olomouc (2016).


Matěj Pavlík (1991) is a graduate of the photography studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His artwork focuses mainly on short experimental documentaries, curatorial projects and research on psychotronics and parapsychology in Czechoslovakia. He is also one of the initiators of the Working Group for Research on Extrasensory Aesthetics (Pracovní skupiny pro výzkum mimosmyslové estetiky), which received the Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 2020.

more about film

director: Matěj Pavlík, Lucie Rosenfeldová
cast: Tomáš Procházka
producer: Matěj Pavlík, Lucie Rosenfeldová
music: Jan Kašpar
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