Another Screen together with ICI Berlin presents two rarely exhibited films on hands and their place in relation to fate, work, pleasure, touch, and surveillance: Maria Lassnig’s Palmistry (1974) and Ayesha Hameed’s A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints) (2015).

These two short films are accompanied by a transcribed roundtable discussion, which includes a number of voices: Rachel Aumiller, Sam Dolbear, Nadine El-Enany, Amelia Groom, Clio Nicastro, Daniella Shreir, Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen, and M. Ty.

Hands Tied is programmed as part of Sam Dolbear’s ICI project ‘Cosmic Reductions: Palms, Fate, Body, Character’, which has a newsletter available for subscription here.

In English
How to Attend

The films will be available from Friday 2 April 2021 for 14 days via and the films will be subtitled in English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Translations of the roundtable discussion will be available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean.


Rachel Aumiller
Sam Dolbear
Nadine El-Enany
Amelia Groom
Clio Nicastro
Daniella Shreir
Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen
M. Ty

Organized by

Sam Dolbear

An Another Screen event in cooperation with ICI Berlin

Another Screen is feminist film journal Another Gaze’s new, irregular streaming platform, bringing you free programmes of films by women across modes of production and geographies, with new writing and translations about these works.

The conversation HANDS TIED  is now available in feminist film journal Another Gaze’s latest issue #05(October 2021).

Image credit © Still from Maria Lassnig’s Palmistry (1974)