Plate #24 (solid of revolution), 2004, 3 min

Ryusuke ITO

Experimental, Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

In order to investigate the necessity of film as a medium for moving images, I have focused on its materiality. First, I created a collage with found footages of various format, such as Regular8, Super8, 16mm and 35mm etc... This collage, a montage that exists as an object, lets the light through its surface. I then used it as "original plate" and repeated the process of direct contact printing on a film including the optical soundtrack, thus emphasizing the accidental nature of placement of perforations and exposure, as well as the image as "sound". The result is what I call "the image print", that is, using the moving image as material for the print just like a piece of wood is for a wood cut print. – R.I.


Directed by Ryusuke ITO


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)