Monumental, multilayered journey reminding us «never forget that we too reside among the stars».
Japan, Hong Kong | 2018 | 60 min Makino Takashi Russian Premiere
Makino Takashi renders familiar representational images formless and oneiric through his deployment of super-imposition, frame-rate manipulation, and multiple exposures — sometimes layering up to two hundred images at once. Through this process, footage of snow and water, foliage and buildings, gradually sheds its function as referents to an external world, transforming into swarms of oscillating particles and shimmering clouds of light. Originating from a neologism coined by the artist meaning «remember the stars», the titular film is a metaphorical journey which explores the origin of all concrete phenomena in a formless, undifferentiated field of elemental matter — not unlike the genesis of our stars and planets in swirls of cosmic dust.
Makino Takashi (b. 1978, Tokyo) is an artist and experimental filmmaker. Recent engagements include: documenta 14 (2017); Austrian Film Museum (2017); New York Film Festival (2014, 2017); Whitechapel Gallery (2016); The Korean Film Archive (2016) etc. In 2012, he was awarded the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2017 Makino Takashi's film "On Generation and Corruption" won the main prize of MIEFF. He will personally present his film before the screening.