San Francisco Cinematheque presents Makino Takashi: Space Noise. Makino Takashi is one of the most prolific and adventurous filmmakers working in Japan today and is known world wide for his complex, immersive and overwhelming film experiences. Treating image and sound as elements of equal importance, Makino produces immense and infinite non-narrative and abstract film works, at once cosmic and organic, which activate the screening space in powerful and dynamic suggestions of depth and infinity. As part of a special West Coast tour, Makino Takashi appears in person at San Francisco Cinematheque to present and perform live soundtracks for two recent works: Space Noise, “a duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos,” and Phantom Nebula, “a changeable ethereal gaseous mass with no definite form” (S8: Mostra de Cinema Periférico). Completing the program is a visitation from intergalactic travelers Rubber(()Cement—featuring A-Gene-Rack and the CIMEVOX 30084—scrambling the screening with the confrontational chaos of hi-speed electronic cardboard! The screening will be held at the Center for New Music. Program funded in part by a grant from the Japan Foundation.
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