Archive of films Memento Stella / Memento Stella
Japan / Hong Kong
2018, 60 min
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.
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.
About the director
Takashi Makino (b. 1978, Japan). Selected filmography: Generator (2011), 2012 (2013), cinéma concret (2015), Undulations (2017), Memento Stella (2018)
Shinohara Higashi 1-12-11, 222-0022, Yokohama
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Takashi Makino|
|Music:||Reinier van Houdt|
|Art Director:||Takashi Makino|
|Producer:||Takashi Makino, Stephen Cheng, Alexander Law|