Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Aurora festival Takashi Ishida

Just returned from Cinema City after seeing the amazing works of Takashi Ishida. Fantastic abstract drawn animation which works perfectly with the soundtrack, very geometric in style. Interesting to know that sometimes the soundtrack preceeds his animation and that his drawings and paintings aren't pre-designed he purely follows his inspiration at the time. The long rolls of animation were great, apparently they run up to 8 metres in length! Was amazing to see his films on a big screen, far more effective on a larger scale than on a monitor I'd say. Going to look into the works of German abstract artist Hans Richter as this is similar in style as was brought up in the questions section at the end of the screening of the films. A very pleasant afteroons viewing.

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