Artist Talk: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta University of the Arts
Thursday, October 2, 2014 — 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Space Noise (30min, live projections on HD and 16mm, sound performance)
Space Noise is a film performance that blends high-resolution video and hand manipulated 16mm projections. Makino confronts the tension between film and digital, by blending the two together and incorporating sound and smoke effects. The result is a chaotic, highly sensorial experience that pushes the boundaries of cinema and performance.
Phantom Nebula (60min, HD Video)
Layering 10,000 film and video images, Phantom Nebula reveals changing forms that resemble both cosmic bodies and organic matter. Makino invites the audience to contemplate the similarities between cells and stars in this immersive film and sound performance.
Takashi Makino is a highly innovative experimental media artist from Yohohama City, Japan. A graduate of the Cinema Department of Nihon University College of Art, Makino has studied under the Quay Brothers, collaborated with musician Jim O’Rourke and has presented and received awards at over 30 international festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25FPS International Experimental Film & Video Festival and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Makino’s films and performances are multidisciplinary, sensorial experiences that combine 3D projections with hand manipulated 16mm film, and live soundscapes.