Makino Takashi: Space Noise
Makino Takashi in Person
Makino Takashi is one of the most prolific and adventurous filmmakers working in Japan today and is known world wide for his complex, immersive and overwhelming film experiences. Treating image and sound as elements of equal importance, Makino produces immense and infinite non-narrative and abstract film works, at once cosmic and organic, which activate the screening space in powerful and dynamic suggestions of depth and infinity.
Makino Takashi's immersive live media experiences are a transcendence into "physical unconsciousness." Hallucinatory and experiential, Makino creates abstract cinematic worlds immersing the viewer like a grain of emulsion free falling in the corporeality of image forming materials. (Unconscious Archives, London)
Words feel woefully inadequate to describe Makino Takashi's practice, 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. Makino's own sound collages not only accompany his visual cacophony but interweave to concoct a breathtaking audiovisual experience of transcendent measures. (Institute for Contemporary Art, London)
As part of a special West Coast tour, Makino Takashi appears in person to present and perform live soundtracks for two recent works: SPACE NOISE, "a duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos," and PHANTOM NEBULA, "a changeable ethereal gaseous mass with no definite form" (S8: Mostra de Cinema Periférico). Completing the program is a visitation from intergalactic travelers RUBBER(0)CEMENT featuring A-Gene-Rack and the CIMEVOX 30084 scrambling the screening with the confrontational chaos of hi-speed electronic cardboard!
Program funded in part by a grant from The Japan Foundation, in partnership with Cinema Project, Portland, and Los Angeles FilmForum.
Center for New Music (View)
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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