Live Cinema from Makino Takashi + Films by Rei Hayama
We are excited to present two of Japans most exciting film makers.
Born in 1978, Takashi is at the forefront of a new generation of Japanese experimental film-makers. Takashi treats image and sound as elements of equal importance – working live with both 16mm and digital he merges immersive, layered abstract imagery with a soaring sound collage. He has won awards at film festivals throughout the world.
Space Noise is a film performance colliding high-resolution video images and 16mm live projection. A duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos. This is where the abstract is drawn out of the real through the layering of images, flickers of light and the perpetual movement of dots and grains. Screen space is redefined with a flattened image surface that engulfs our peripheral vision and feels deeper the closer we focus our eyes.
An aural and visual cacophony creating a breathtaking, transcendental, and all engulfing hypnotic experience. An experience not to be missed!
Rei Hayama is an emerging film artist, born in Kanagawa, Japan (1987) and studied in Tokyo. She has screened material at a number of festivals in Europe and Japan, this will be her Norwegian premiere.
Her films focus on the inter-relationship between humans and the ‘other’. Mysterious and mesmerizing, Hayama’s films summon unknown myths, unidentified countries and faceless, timeless characters. Among her artistic strategies she uses still images gathered from an old books of folklore, intertitles of Japanese and English and multiple re-photography to create her fascinating work.