WINDOWS PROGRAM 1: LUMINOUS DREAMS
Windows Program 1: Luminous Dreams (67 min)
Featuring Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ON BLUE, Takashi Makino’s Anti-Cosmos, Atsushi Wada’s Bird in the Peninsula, and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ TONALLI.
SHOWTIME: 12:30 / 6 Dec / SF World Cinema, Centralworld 4
Thailand, 2022, 17 min, No Dialogue, DCP
Revisiting BLUE was like re-observing and rearranging a dream before dawn. Perhaps our brains are hurriedly retreating their fragmented scenes, storing them in the shadows before consciousness emerges. I saw a blue sheet crumble like a dream. An old cinema set was reanimated for the last performance.
On Blue is made for Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance, in collaboration with Rafiq Bhatia.
Bird in the Peninsula
Japan / France, 2022, 14 min, No Dialogue, DCP
Children are dancing on the music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
Mexico, 2021, 17 min, No Dialogue, HD
TONALLI is a shamanic composition in three parts: an atavistic preparation for a Flower War (Xochiyáoyotl); a solar-lunar ceremonial brazier (Tlecacitl) where Xolotl emerges in his turbulent opacity; finally, a solar irradiation (Tonalli) that manifests in the world as the flowing cosmic blood in which all beings are immersed. A Mesoamerican spell unleashed.
Japan, 2022, 16 min, No Dialogue, DCP
Inspired by “Cosmos and Anti-cosmos” by Japanese philosopher Toshihiko Izutsu, this is a physical film for showing at cinemas. The soundtrack, mainly produced in the range of frequencies below 1000Khz, physically vibrates the spectator’s body.