Cinema Project: Makino Takashi
June 1 and 2, 19:00h, $7 Suggested Donation
Clinton Street Theatre
2552 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR, USA
Cinema Project brings Japanese video artist Makino Takashi to Portland for two nights of dynamic images and sound, including the world premiere of his newest work Inter View with a live score composed and performed by Portland-based musicians Tara Jane O'Neil and Brian Mumford. Preceded by a night of short recent videos with soundtracks composed by Jim O'Rourke, Takashi's work is experimental and abstract, exploring dark and crackling landscapes heightened by the transfer process from film to video. He will be in attendance to present and discuss his work.
Takashi describes his latest work, Inter View, as "dark, fast, complex, blue, and poetic," revealing the potential intangibility of his images. For this world premiere, curated and presented by Cinema Project, Takashi collaborates with Portland-based musicians Tara Jane O'Neil and Brian Mumford who will perform live their original score.
With glimpses of representation rising to an often scratched and hand-painted surface, texture is key in the work of the Japanese artist. Combining his images with dynamic soundscapes created by experimental musicians like Jim O'Rourke, Takashi's work is a seemingly tenuous bending of both time and space. A telecine master, Takashi uses the transfer process to translate initially film-based images into crackling digital landscapes, making him part of a new generation of Japanese experimental film and video artists.
Tuesday June 1st
- No is E [2006, video, color, sound, 23 min.]
- Elements of Nothing [2007, video, color, sound, 20 min.]
- still in cosmos [2009, video, color, sound,18 min.]
All music by Jim O'Rourke
Wednesday June 2nd
- The Seasons [2008, video, color, sound, 30 min.] music by Jim O'Rourke
- while we are here [2009, video, color, sound, 15 min.] music by COLLEEN
- The Low Storm [2009, video, color, sound, 16 min.] music by Lawrence English
- Inter View [2010, video, color, 25 min.] original score performed by Tara Jane O'Neil and Brian Mumford
Supported in part by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council