March Reading Group: Selected by Matt Lloyd

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


In The Skin of the Film (2000) Laura U Marks explores the notion of haptic visuality, in which 'the eyes themselves function like organs of touch... not to distinguish form so much as to discern texture'. Matt Lloyd has selected an extract from Marks to consider the uses and implications of haptic viewing in moving image work.

Matt Lloyd is a short film curator, filmmaker and festival producer. His book on Edinburgh International Film Festival in the 1970s is shortly to be published by College Gate Press. Based in Glasgow, Matt programmes shorts for The Magic Lantern. His short documentary 'Pollphail' is currently touring the international festival circuit.

If you would like to join this lively conversation, the selected texts can be downloaded here.