Screenings & Films

Makino Takashi: Memento Stella

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque   |  

September 26, 2019

In his digital video work, filmmaker Makino Takashi blends near-infinite levels of superimposition and swirling fields of abstraction to create transcendent, oceanic experiences of immersion and sensuous overwhelm. Composited from over 200 layers of imagery captured by the artist in Japan, Europe and the U.S., and with a slow-rolling soundtrack by Reinier Van Houdt, Memento Stella (2018) embodies an evolutionary and elegiac contemplation of consciousness and unconsciousness adrift in the universe. Visiting from Japan on a U.S. tour, Makino Takashi appears in person. →

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