Gesturality is the source of signifying practices overall. The body set in motion generates meaning, and all other modes and matters of expression ensue this pristine act of signification. Soviet-Russian film director and theoretician Sergei Eisenstein started from here – from ‘expressive movement’ – in tracing the pathway of meaning throughout all the different artistic layers (line, light, colour, sound, and obviously editing). This issue’s special section is devoted to #Gesture and is guest edited by Miriam De Rosa. It lines up a wide array of thrilling contributions, epitomising the significance of gestures for our media understanding and experience.