by José VONK
2009 / 35mm / color / sound / 1S / 6' 00

FENCES is a short abstract handmade film, creating optical illusions by exploring graphic fence and wheel structures.
The title refers to the ‘fence phenomenon’, which was first observed in 1821 by the Scottish publisher John Murray (J.M.) :
the spokes of a wheel which are viewed in motion through a series of vertical bars, assume the optical illusion of a curvature of the spokes.
This perception was the overture to the invention of film. It inspired José Vonk to create this film.

As underlying theme for the soundtrack, Hans Muller has chosen the noise heard when a stick is dragged along metal railings. The music will be played through a MIDI driven grand piano.


distribution format 35mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 27,00 €