Memory & Imagined Landscape 2017.03.26 London

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Memory & Imagined Landscape
Short films and audio visual performance night

2017. March 26th. (Sun)   5 – 7 pm 
@The Gallery Cafe
FREE ENTRY

Memory & Imagined Landscape

Memories accumulate from our daily lives, like a pool of sand accumulates from the ocean. How can the memories reflected in these films trickle into our own memories and begin to affect our present lives?

“Memory and Imagined Landscape” is a short film screening event, showing films from multiple cultures which all aim to reflect this idea. The event will be running simultaneously at SuperDeluxe in Japan, Tokyo on March 2nd.

“Rudderless” by Igor and Ivan Buharov portrays a self-analysis of a person living under a minority status in former Yugoslavia in the early 1970s with an absurd touch. “Flowers of Evil” by Szabolcs Tolnai is a dark comedy dealing with privatisation in Southeastern Europe. The film was shot at an abandoned factory building. Daisy Dickinson and Julia Laird traveled to the remote mountains and islands of Japan and shot “Soramimi” to capture the rhythms of the forest and create a piece of ritualistic occurrence. “Horizon” by Daniel Szandter, documents the moment when Junya Ishii danced impulsively at the Eurasian Steppe, Puszta.

Alongside the film screenings, there will be a live audio/visual performance from Koichi Yamanoha (Grimm Grimm) & visual artist Daisy Dickinson.

Short films
■RUDDERLESS
Directed by Igor and Ivan Buharov
 | Hungary, 2011, B/W(Super 8), 30min
■FLOWERS OF EVIL
Directed by Szabolcs Tolnai 

Serbia | 2015 | Color | 30min
■SORAMIMI
Directed by Daisy Dickinson and Julia Laird,  

U.K. | 2016 | Color (Super 8) | 4min
■HORIZON
Directed by Daniel Szandtner and Junya Ishii, Hungary | 2010 | Color | 5min

■AV Performance by
Koichi Yamanoha(Grimm Grimm) + Visuals by Daisy Dickinson

Organized by :      logo_yoko     DAISY DICKINSON FILMS

Poster/Flyer Image designed by Noriko Okaku

Performer: 

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Grimm Grimm is the experimental folk/pop project of London-based singer-songwriter Koichi Yamanoha. former frontman of the psychedelic-punk group Screaming Tea Party For him to explore new realms of sound. His honest, fragile, cinematic and sometimes innocent style mixes otherworldly baroque folk and ambient punk. Born in Tokyo, Yamanoha’s stirring live performances have captured an essence of Japan and confession and have seen him play infrequent collaboration with Bo Ningen, Faust and Serafina Steer. Grimm Grimm’s enchanting debut 7″ single ‘Kazega Fuitara Sayonara / Tell The Truth’ was released late 2014 via Charlotte Marionneau and Kevin Shields’ s Pickpocket Records, and his debut album ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’ was released by ATP recordings in June 2015.” -Honest Jon’s-

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Daisy Dickinson is a London-based Director/Visual Artist, specialising in experimental films, music videos and live visual performances. Her medium is video and it stretches to live visuals, video installation and stop motion animation. She is one half of audio/visual collaboration ‘Adrena Adrena’ with ex-Boredom’s drummer E-da Kazuhisa and is currently working as a visual addition to 90s post-rock group Seefeel. Dickinson’s visuals have been described as ‘magmatic and sulphurous, cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.  www.daisydickinson.co.uk

SHORT MOVIES:

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RUDDERLESS
Directed by Igor and Ivan Buharov
 | Hungary, 2011, B/W(Super 8), 30min
Premier: Manifesta 8, Madrid
Cast : Illés Nyitrai, Jánosné Pallagi , Géza Antal, Sára Cserhalmi, Szabolcs Tolnai, Junya Ishii

Rudderless, inspired by the eponymous poem (1971) by the Hungarian poet István Domonkos (b. 1940), a modern epic, a self-analysis of a person living in minority status in former Yugoslavia in the early 1970s. Understood in broader context, the poem illustrates aspects of emigrant life, such as uprootedness, alienation or transformation of identity because of the loss of language. The visual depiction of the poetic text, at a swift tempo, leads us into a world of various political and economical situation, private or collective, and intimately familiar or utterly absurd moments.

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Igor and Ivan Buharov is a pseudonym for artistic duet of Kornél Szilágyi and Nándor Hevesi. It has been more than 21 years that they have been working together, and have been producing and directing several experimentals, features, shorts, documentaries and animations as well as music projects and film music. In 1995, together with Vasile Croat and István Nyolczas, they have formed the 40 Labor «Multiartist» Group which made performances, events, actions, exhibitions, concerts and multimedia works. They recently released new feature film “MOST OF THE SOULS THAT LIVE HERE”

 


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FLOWERS OF EVIL
Director: Szabolcz Tolnai 

| Serbia | 2015 | Color | 30min
Premier: Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015
Cast: Zoltan Pletl, Henrietta Varga, Debes Dobrei, Josip Tikvicki, Junya Ishii

Film is a dark comedy dealing with privatization in Southeastern Europe. A selfish, rich, capricious industrialist (Nikolai) promises to his wife a Disneyland on the site of a former chemical plant. Aided by the Minister of Commerce he buys the factory for 1 euro. Former workers, now on strike, are forced to portray the degrading roles of Disney’s characters. In order for theme park to work Nikolai forces an old inventor (Uncle Bauer) to build him a cheap perpetual electrification grid. Meanwhile, Nikolai has constant nightmares where Japanese man tries to sell him some bamboo…

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Szabolcz Tolnai (1971, Serbia) is a writer, director and producer. His work ranges from feature and documentary films to theatre plays. He’s known for the award-winning feature Hourglass (2007). Tolnai also lectures at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. His recently film “MINOTAUR” was premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016.


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SORAMIMI
Director: Daisy Dickinson and Julia Laird 

U.K. | 2016 | Color (Super 8) | 4min Premier: London Short Film Festival 2016
Cast: Kenichi Iwasa, Mizuyo Ichinohe, Kanako Mori

Soramimi taps in to the rhythms of the forest. Channelling the positive and negative energies through the red and blue masks and eventually creating an abstract piece of ritualistic occurrence. All shot on Super 8 in the mountains of Japan (Kanazawa, Nagano, and Yakushima Island). Featuring music by Grimm Grimm.

Daisy Dickinson is a London-based Director/Visual Artist, specialising in experimental films, music videos and live visual performances. Her medium is video and it stretches to live visuals, video installation and stop motion animation. She is one half of audio/visual collaboration ‘Adrena Adrena’ with ex-Boredom’s drummer E-da Kazuhisa and is currently working as a visual addition to 90s post-rock group Seefeel. Dickinson’s visuals have been described as ‘magmatic and sulphurous, cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.  www.daisydickinson.co.uk

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Julia Laird is Scottish film maker and photographer based in London. As well as covering many photo stories around the world. Julia also uses analogue film to direct and produce short films and photographs.
https://www.facebook.com/julialairdfilmphotography

 

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HORIZON
Director: Daniel Szandtner, Junya Ishii
Hungary | 2010 | Color | 5min

The film was shot at the Horobagy, an exclave of the Eurasian Steppe called Puszta in Hungary. The word “Puszta” means “plains”, “desolate, “barren, and “bare”. Documented by Daniel Szandtner, Junya Ishii danced impulsively at the land where the wind blows strongly, and migratory birds fly above.

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JUNYA ISHII
Dancer and actor, currently based in Yokohama. JUNYA ISHII was born in Saitama in 1983 and grew up in Mexico-city and Toronto. He has been working across the fields of dance, theatre and film. His interest is to discover the state of consciousness and unconsciousness, state of being through the body and its perception. Since 2009, he has been working for Regional Creative Atelier Josef Nadj,Kanjiza, Serbia to dance for the pieces choreographed by Josef Nadj. As actor, he works as leading role for “2045 Carnival Folklore” directed by Naoki Kato, which was premiered at Seattle International Film Festival in 2015. He also participated for Hungarian film by Igor and Ivan Buharov, and Serbian film directed by Szabolcs Tolnai. He recently started independent distribution company PLATAUX to organize “2045 Carnival Folklore live screening tour” in Europe.
http://plataux.session.jp/junya/