[Dir. WHITEHALL + BRUCKE, 2015, 1 min., silent]

Portrait of Touch uses analogue film to study the fluid nature of memory, the role of nostalgia and archival family footage in concert with shots of the most enchanted mammal to rival our humanity. The 8mm footage has been stored in a shoebox for decades, now assembled to observe and explore the complexity of a young family’s dynamics, their traditions and intimate moments together.

Transitioning between the movement and behaviour of the majestic whale, these captured moments create a visual composition – a symphony of innocence, biological urge, intimacy and belonging.