Signatures of the Soul

United States, 1984

Film

Counter-cultural icon Peter Fonda takes us on a comprehensive journey through the world of tattooing. From early tribal origins and eastern influences, right through to adoption in the mainstream and gradual acceptance as an art form, tattooing has been elevated to both art and an intense form of self-expression.

Credits

writer

Geoff Steven

producer/director

Geoff Steven

Duration

00:59:31:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34028

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - not for children (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Primitive

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Counterculture - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Decorative arts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Movement in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tattooing

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tattooing

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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