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Assemblage

A silent doco-short that intricately explores the tactile poetry of surgical gestures
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Christina Lammer’s short experimental documentary, ‘Assemblage’, delves into the contemporary significance of surgeons’ hands in the intricate realm of surgical procedures, unfolding a captivating exploration of gestures within this medical craft. The film offers an intimate look into the visceral nature of surgery, with hands delicately navigating the body’s cavities, creating an uncanny and permeable portrayal of the human form.

Through a meticulous assemblage of materials, Lammer skillfully highlights the haptic qualities inherent in surgical practices, bringing the tactile aspects of this craft to the forefront. The use of various surgical procedures provides a comprehensive perspective on the sensory intricacies involved.

The absence of dialogue or a soundtrack in this silent film accentuates the visual and tactile elements, creating a profound sense of importance and immediacy. The laparoscope’s lens unveils a delicate and captivating process, with the film’s silence amplifying the gravity of each gesture.

‘Assemblage’ is a startling and intriguing piece that not only captivates but also elicits a sense of awe, offering a unique and thought-provoking glimpse into the world of surgery. Filmed at the Medical University Viennain Austria, Lammer’s documentary stands as a silent testament to the artistry and precision inherent in the surgical realm.

Brief Synopsis

Hands reach into the body’s cavities. Assemblage is part of a broader investigation on gestures in surgery. A variety of materials is used in order to bring the haptic qualities of the surgical craft to the fore. Permeable uncanny bodies. The video footage was shot in the course of surgeries in interventional radiology, visceral operations, and interventions on the brain. Sensory aspects are examined. Touching and being touched.
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Credits

Director(s): Christina Lammer
Writer(s): Christina Lammer
Cast:
Producer(s): Christina Lammer
Director of Photography: Christina Lammer
Animation: Christina Lammer

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Runtime: 10 min

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Assemblage

A silent doco-short that intricately explores the tactile poetry of surgical gestures
4/5

Review

Christina Lammer’s short experimental documentary, ‘Assemblage’, delves into the contemporary significance of surgeons’ hands in the intricate realm of surgical procedures, unfolding a captivating exploration of gestures within this medical craft. The film offers an intimate look into the visceral nature of surgery, with hands delicately navigating the body’s cavities, creating an uncanny and permeable portrayal of the human form.

Through a meticulous assemblage of materials, Lammer skillfully highlights the haptic qualities inherent in surgical practices, bringing the tactile aspects of this craft to the forefront. The use of various surgical procedures provides a comprehensive perspective on the sensory intricacies involved.

The absence of dialogue or a soundtrack in this silent film accentuates the visual and tactile elements, creating a profound sense of importance and immediacy. The laparoscope’s lens unveils a delicate and captivating process, with the film’s silence amplifying the gravity of each gesture.

‘Assemblage’ is a startling and intriguing piece that not only captivates but also elicits a sense of awe, offering a unique and thought-provoking glimpse into the world of surgery. Filmed at the Medical University Viennain Austria, Lammer’s documentary stands as a silent testament to the artistry and precision inherent in the surgical realm.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Hands reach into the body’s cavities. Assemblage is part of a broader investigation on gestures in surgery. A variety of materials is used in order to bring the haptic qualities of the surgical craft to the fore. Permeable uncanny bodies. The video footage was shot in the course of surgeries in interventional radiology, visceral operations, and interventions on the brain. Sensory aspects are examined. Touching and being touched.
Hand Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Christina Lammer
Writer(s): Christina Lammer
Cast:
Producer(s): Christina Lammer
Director of Photography: Christina Lammer
Animation: Christina Lammer

Specifications

Subjects: , , ,
Country:
Year:
Runtime: 10 min
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