OPENINGS !!! (2022) / long format edit for three-screen installation
This is a special edit of my video Openings !!! for presentation on three square screens arranged at an angle for a smooth and immersive experience. It was made initially for display at NTT InterCommunicationCentre in Tokyo as part of the ICC Annual: Life/Likeness exhibition in 2022.
SEE THE REGULAR 16:9 single screen VERSION HERE
Inhabiting the interstitial zones of anime credit sequences, video game loading screens and regional train journeys, Openings !!! (2022) intensifies the gaps between the layers of animated imagery in an attempt to grasp the kinds of experience that may lie beyond human perceptual boundaries. The video follows the protagonist ‘Yourself’ as they ride local trains through intermedial landscapes. From this uniquely conceived and drafted kinetic viewpoint, fragments of different worlds segue into view, signalling perceptual ruptures that seemingly force subjectivity outside of itself, into strange new relationships of interdependency and intoxication with the moving image.
Part of the artist’s ongoing exploration of the radical potential of animation and fandom, Openings !!! rejects its own filmic boundaries, surrendering instead to the free play of a multi-planar and ultimately elusive meta-worldview.
Running time: 18 min
subtitled in ENGLISH or JAPANESE
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watch below ↓ with ENG subtitles (Japanese subtitles available upon request)