Sunday, 28 November 2010

Agenda: November 29 - December 05 / feat. DOTMOV 2010

This week's feature:
"DOTMOV Festival 2010 in Kyoto and Osaka
Every year -- since 2003 --, the Sapporo based online magazine Shift compiles a selection of experimental digital short films and presents them to a broader audience. The 11 works showcased at this year's DOTMOV Festival were selected among 237 entries from 26 countries.
Moving image artist Max Hattler made it with two of his works. Both, 1925 aka Hell (sequence above) and 1923 aka Heaven (sequence below) consist of moving shapes and patterns that constantly produce new associative figurations, like an animated Rorschach test.
While 'hell' appears cold and mechanical, 'heaven' reminds me of the solemn atmosphere of a buddhist temple.
Read more about Hattler's work in this insightful interview on Shift.

Also worth mentioning is "Runner's Poem" by Floating In Space, visualizing the beauty of exercising.

Kyoto: Dojidai Eizo Studio 1928, until December 05; 12:00 - 19:00, closed on Mondays.
Osaka: digmeout ART&DINER, until December 12.
Check the list for other screenings in Japan and abroad -- from São Paulo to Stockholm -- or watch all the selected works online (in lower resolution).


Exhibition "kami no katachi" at the URBAN RESEARCH Kyoto branch in Teramachi street (November 29 - December 26; 11:00 - 21:00).

"Sculptor's atelier" at the former Rissei elementary school (work in progress open to the public: December 1 - 6, exhibition: December 7 - 13; 12:00-17:00).

Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival at Kyoto Cinema (until December 04; 500 Yen per ticket or 1000 Yen for a free pass).

Super Window Project is CLOSED (until January 09, 2011).

Exhibition "Withered Beauty in Tea Kettles" at Onishi Seiwemon Museum (until December 23; 10:00-16:30, closed on Mondays; admission: 800 Yen).

Antiques flea market on the grounds of Toji Temple (December 05, 7:00 - 16:00, on the first Sunday every month).


Digital, experimental, short
DOTMOV Festival 2010 at Dojidai Eizo Studio 1928 (until December 05; 12:00 - 19:00, closed on Mondays).

Frank insights into an artist's creative struggles
Exhibition "To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Raku Kichizaemon XV - Part I: From the Succession to 'Tenmon' at the Raku Museum (until December 12; 10:00 - 16:30, closed on Mondays; admission: 900 Yen).


FLAG 1,5 year anniversary party "CHAOS wo OKAZU" at OOO (December 04; from 15:00 on ... until around 21:00; admission: 1500 Yen (incl. OOO home-cooked food and 1 drink) All profits support FLAG!!!).

Exhibition "IN / OUT" by Ryoko Takahashi at studio J (until December 25; 13:00 - 19:00, closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays).

Exhibition "Ikko Tanaka Posters 1953 - 1979" at ddd gallery (November 09 -December 22; 11:00 - 19:00, on Saturdays until 18:00; closed on Sunday, Monday and on national holidays).


Digital, experimental, short
DOTMOV Festival 2010 at digmeout ART&DINER (until December 12).

Rattling on the track of eternity
Tatsuo Miyajima "Time Train" at the COMME des GARÇONS art space SIX (until December 29; 12:00 - 19:00, closed on Mondays). Featured here.

Read between the 'dots'
Exhibition "Most things happen in the interval" by Naho Kawabe at Port Gallery T (until December 4; 12:00 - 19:00, on Saturdays until 18:00, closed on Sundays). Featured here.

Foreigner’s Live Art Guide
For more exhibitions and events about art and design in Osaka rely on FLAG.

On the Agenda are events in Kyoto - and also in Osaka and Kobe - that I'm interested in and plan to attend -- shamelessly subjective.
Although the list isn't meant to be complete, I hope it provides some valuable tips for those interested in art and design in Kansai.

Kindly note that the above dates and times are subject to change.

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