Archive of films Memento Stella / Memento Stella

Japan / Hong Kong
2018, 60 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2019

What remains of an image whose original representation becomes unrecognizable after the process of creative intervention? The film sequences bring to life some kind of elementary matter which gives rise to all living and non-living things. A remarkable film with a compelling hallucinogenic rhythm that allows us to experience fundamental existential issues of consciousness and being.


Synopsis

In his latest venture Japanese artist Takashi Makino adopts a consistent process of creative intervention and adjustment in order to cleanse his shots until they become unrecognizable. Even though the images are devoid of any reference points, the piece brings to life something essential: some kind of elementary matter which gives rise to all living and non-living things – in a manner similar to Mark Rothko’s renowned black canvases. Memento Stella is a remarkable film with a compelling hallucinogenic rhythm that allows us to experience fundamental existential issues of consciousness and being. The accompanying electroacoustic soundtrack was written by Dutch avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Hubert Poul

About the director

Takashi Makino (b. 1978, Japan). Selected filmography: Generator (2011), 2012 (2013), cinéma concret (2015), Undulations (2017), Memento Stella (2018)

Contacts

Takashi Makino
Shinohara Higashi 1-12-11, 222-0022, Yokohama
Japan
E-mail: info.makinotakashi@gmail.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Takashi Makino
Screenplay: Takashi Makino
Dir. of Photography: Takashi Makino
Music: Reinier van Houdt
Editor: Takashi Makino
Art Director: Takashi Makino
Producer: Takashi Makino, Stephen Cheng, Alexander Law
Production: Empty Gallery
Contact: Takashi Makino
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