Gestalt, 1999, 7 min

Takashi ISHIDA

Experimental, Historic Film, Special Presentations

Amber sunlight shines through a window into the corner of the room. The shadows projected on the wall and the shadows created by animated drawing are erased and eroded. As the shadows shift and change, the shape of the room changes, flickering and alternating between the actual walls and the three-dimensional illusion produced by the flat drawing. The room changes miraculously along with the spectator's perceptions. – T.I.


Directed by Takashi ISHIDA


Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

In Praise of Shadows: Japanese Avant-Garde Films of the 1990s & 2000s

In Praise of Shadows consists of nine Japanese experimental works from the 1990s and 2000s, made with various techniques via chosen media. All show the artists’ exploration of moving images,

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)