BLINKITY BLANK Norman MCLAREN
“We explore the cinematic history of “flashes”, from DIAGONAL SYMPHONY in the 1920s to EMAKI/LIGHT. These extraordinarily simple works that develop with an extreme density are light and music that slash through the darkness and dance wildly, a universe of joy. Even putting all of this aside, we who are living in the present era cannot do without experiencing the works of Oscar Fischinger.” (ISHIDA Takashi)
DIAGONAL SYMPHONY Viking EGGELING / 1923-25 / 16mm / 6min.…◎
STUDIE NR. 7 ( HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 5 ) Oskar FISCHINGER…◎
BLINKITY BLANK Norman MCLAREN / 1955 / 16mm / 6min.…◎
FREE RADICALS Len LYE / 1958 / 16mm / 5min.
LAPIS James WHITNEY / 1966 / 16mm / 10min.…◎
SPACE MODULATION Bart VEGTER…◎
EMAKI / LIGHT ISHIDA Takashi + MAKINO Takashi / 2011 / digital / 17min.
◎= collection of Yokohama Museum of Art
Artist/Filmmaker. Born in Tokyo in 1972. Began painting seriously in 1990 and creating moving image works in 1992. GESTALT was a special selection at the 1999 Image Forum Festival. Has since received attention for pieces such as Aichi Arts Center original moving image work ART OF FUGUE (01) and Yokohama Art Museum residency work WALL OF THE SEA (07). Won the Goto Memorial Cultural Award New Artist Prize in 2007. Associate professor at Tama Art University.