London Gallery West is delighted to present the works of celebrated Japanese artist and filmmaker Takashi Makino. The artist’s first international solo exhibition will feature his Pulfrich 3-D double–projection film installation Space Noise, a projection of still in cosmos – in collaboration with drone musician Jim O’Rourke, and a presentation of his collage works on paper for the first time outside of Japan.
Filming on Super8, 16mm, 35mm and digital cameras, Makino digitally manipulates and intermeshes his footage in an approach unique to the transitional period in cinema we are experiencing today. While steeped in the tradition of abstract filmmaking represented by the likes of Stan Brakhage, Makino’s cinema marries the analogue and the digital. His ever-evolving performance–installation Space Noise exemplifies his tendency towards such collisions, overlapping digital and 16mm film projections. The presentation positions the formats in stark contrast yet proposes that co-existence could and should take place.
25 January 2016, 5–8pm
Supported by the Japan Foundation.
[+] collective – presented by cofounder Takashi Makino
Monday 25 January 2016, 12–1.15pm
- EMBLEM, 2012, 16min – Rei Hayama
- EMAKI/Light, 2011, 16min – Takashi Ishida & Takashi Makino
- DUBHOUSE, 2011, 16min – Kei Shichiri & Ryoji Suzuki
- Still life composition 'an accompaniment for life', 2015, 22min – Rei Hayama
Takashi Makino – recent works
Monday 25 January 2016, 6–7.30pm
- A Pulfrich 3D version of the award-winning 2012
- UK premiere of Generator
- UK premiere of Ghosts of OT301.
Throwing Shadows: A Symposium on Expanded Japanese Cinema
25 January 2016, 12–5pm
In conjunction with Tate film, London Gallery West and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) will hold a symposium on Japanese expanded cinema at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design. Speakers include George Clark, Yuriko Furuhata, Go Hirasawa, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Rikuro Miyai, Jun'ichi Okuyama and Takashi Makino.
Admission is free and open to all, but places are limited and early booking is encouraged.
For more details check the CREAM event page Throwing Shadows: A Symposium on Expanded Japanese Cinema
With thanks to Tate Modern and the Japan Foundation for their support.