With a Vimeo page description citing its “…[investigation of] intricate illusion and optical arrest”, experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack’s Point de Gaze (2012) wields texture with frenzied sight and a visually seductive force. Mack’s montage creates a silent rush of lace fabric images that stand out and/or blend together in relation to the speed of the edited flow, the latter effect helping to achieve the impression of an object-based reincarnation of Stan Brakhage’s hand-painted works. Despite such a similarity, the short establishes a unique identity all its own through the distinct physicality and tactility of the sensations Mack imparts through her use of 16mm stock and extreme close-ups. Truly a film to get lost in.