24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A tour of botanical gardens in Bilbao, Toronto and Quito, filmed on a haptic camera as part of a project for developing a camera that will record the things its owner touches. The filmmakers explore the diversity of visual identities at a time dominated by the combination of sight and sound.
“The video is a part of the collaborative ‘Haptic/Visual Identities’ project investigating ‘haptic visuality’ through film via a digital DIY prototype. The work presents ‘macro images’ of a garden in a former colonial paradise.” A. Mergler
Polish filmmaker Agata Mergler (1979) lives in Canada, where she is engaged in developing “haptic cameras” that record the things its user touches. Cristian Villavicencio (1984) hails from Ecuador and in his work explores the relationship between tactile and visual perception and how they are influenced by the digital transmission of sensations using modern technology. The Ji.hlava IDFF previously showed their films Portbou (2016) and Bilbao and the World (2016).
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|director:||Cristian Villavicencio, Agata Mergler|
|producer:||Cristian Villavicencio, Agata Mergler|
|photography:||Agata Mergler, Cristian Villavicencio|