Dot Matrix » Ann Arbor Film Festival

Dot Matrix

(Richard Touhy, 2013, 16 min)

Dot Matrix is dual 16mm  film involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by photogramming shets of dotty paper (used for manga illustrations) directly onto raw 16mm film stock. These dots were then contacted printed with ‘flicker’ (alternating black frames) creating strobing 'interuptions' to the dots. The drama of the film emerges in the overlap of the two projected images of dots. The product they make is greater than the parts. The sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector.

Dual 16mm

Directed by Richard Touhy


Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Films in Competition 2

Experimental and documentary films including the World Premiere of A Return to The Return to Reason by Sabine Gruffat, Lunar Almanac by Malena Szlam, Starling’s Black Drop, a newly restored

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)