Screening Video: JMAF
THURSDAY, 28th OCTOBER
Regional Museum of Natural Science – Second floor
>>> 9 PM Screening of selected videos from the 13th Japan Media Art Festival
To mark its partnership with the Japan Media Art Festival, Share Festival is presenting on the big screen a glimpse of creative trends in video in contemporary Japan. The three-part screening will cover different aspects of video: entertainment, art and animation. The videos will also be viewable on a screen terminal every day from 10 AM to 11 PM on the second floor of the Regional Museum of Natural Science.
The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Selection:
Hibi No Neiro (Tone of everyday)
NAKAMURA Magico /
NAKAMURA Masayoshi /
KAWAMURA Masashi /
“What are the really important things for us in this world that is flooded with various senses of value?” The answer to this song-like question should be the same no matter how much our civilization has evolved. This music video was done by editing video materials shot with webcams by cooperating fans, and conveys to us the feeling of connecting with people.
Tone of everyday
OGRE YOU ASSHOLE “Pinhole”
MONNO Kazue / NAGATA
This music video portrays the members of OGRE YOU ASSHOLE having a picnic on a small planet. At the end of the day, they sing all night long and play instruments made of linear lights.
TOWA TEI Mind Wall
Feat. Miho Hatori
Let’s get rid of barriers in our mind and set ourselves free; let’s stop thinking; let’s surrender ourselves to the natural flow of life, like being in a child’s dream.
Tomica Hero Rescue Fire
This drama project aims to create a new hero for children who are the bearers of the future. The mission of the heroes is not to fight with their enemies, but to rescue people from disasters. The creators have established a work schedule that allows them to produce a weekly TV program with real VFX at motion movie level, thoroughly pursuing quality to release the program’s content internationally.
The Last Piece -Chapter of Kyosuke Kijima-
People in modern society have different problems of their own. The Last Piece depicts mysterious incidents that occur to people through a series of music videos. In the first episode, a NEET young man named KIJIMA Kyosuke encounters an alien creature that suddenly appears in front of him.
The drawing is dynamically animated, yet the pictures exhibit a simple and warm sensation.
This work seeks to portray each still picture as an individual photon reaching the retina, and to express the grains of sensation accumulated as “recognition.” It consists of two stages, one being an uncertain camera, which accumulates still pictures from different perspectives, while the other, factor light, gathers the shadows cast by light from a single source to draw the space.
Owen Eric WOOD
The search for meaning in the act of creation begins at the crossroads of art and philosophy. Photography, drawing and video merge to tell the story of an artist who seeks purpose in the act of creation. Through his struggle to reconstruct his own identity, he finds himself caught in a cycle of selfperpetuating artistic expression, where the line between reality and perception is not clearly defined.
Gerard FREIXES RIBERA
In mainstream fiction, the heroic characters have always shown individualistic attitudes. In this work, this individualism is taken to its extreme level, allowing the main hero from an old western movie to act
Inspired by the story of her parents, this is a short story about a young Polish woman who meets a young Frenchman and leaves her grey 70s East European life for Paris. The filmmaker cut and rearranged images from a French lesson book that belonged to her mother and an old road map of
Europe that belonged to her father, then constructed a new narrative using language lesson clichés that speak about modern life, displacement, and failed dreams.
The Cable Car
Claudius GENTINETTA /
While travelling by cable car to a place somewhere in the mountains, an old man treats himself to some snuff. Et voilà! With every sneeze the cable car cabin falls apart more and more. The man, however, is far from accepting his fate, just like that.
The Cable Car
This hand-drawn animation depicts the dynamism of life. All the motions and actions of living are treated as dancing, and synchronized with music.
The work makes full use of the characteristics of flat animation such as visualization and linkage of images, and metamorphosis of form.
A lizard wrapped in water represents Earth, which is composed of both land and sea. For human beings, living on this earth feels quite natural. However, the earth is both an enormous living organism and a planet in the infinite universe. It would be gratifying if, after seeing this work, the viewer could feel that we live life on a planet that itself is a living existence in space.
This film was created as the opening film of SICAF2009. The growth and decline of a changing city are portrayed using a technique that employs graph paper, which basically restricts movements in all directions. One aim of this work is to emphasize the characteristics of hand-animation through analogue rendering of a material suitable for CG.
In this work, a line is used to reflect emotion, and the theme is the sublimation of a complex and continuous moment, like following one phrase of a song.
This work was created with elements such as images of primary things, primordial things, reincarnation, and the food chain. It consists of minimal lines and colors, and eliminates unnecessary additions so that it becomes simple and attractive. The animation created with only pen and paper could itself be part of an organic world. The last scene leaves a lingering resonance that will make it possible for each viewer to receive a different impression.