Scene from the film Vertical / Horizontal
Scene from the film Vertical / Horizontal
Scene from the film Vertical / Horizontal
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Vertical / Horizontal

  • Switzerland

The sequences of movement and the plots in Roman Signer’s action sculptures can be viewed as sculptures of space and time. The directions of movement in these documents proceed in a markedly contrasting fashion. Hence, the film is called: “Vertical/Horizontal”. This contrast is underscored by the settings: winter/ice/water/summer/clouds/air. A “commentary” to the story is provided with the abstract signs of sign language and, in particular, with music by Möslang/Guhl.


  • Original title
    Senkrecht / Waagrecht
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Liechti
  • DOP
    Peter Liechti
  • Editing
    Peter Liechti
  • Music
    Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl
  • Sound
    Peter Liechti
  • Duration
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Production
      • Peter Liechti
  • Festivals
    • Migraçoes, Sao Paulo, 1994
    • IFF La Rochelle, 2010 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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