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LIAF 2019: Edge of Frame presents – Memento Stella FEATURE

December 7, 2019
8:30 pm

Following the sell-out success of our partnership with Edge of Frame at our last three festivals, EOF return with four curated programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based artist, animator, writer, curator, editor of Edge of Frame blog and festival juror these programmes celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.

Follow the links to find out more about our other Edge of Frame programmes: Brushwork – The Painted AnimationSurface Memory and Potamkin.

Introduced by Oliver Wright, Director of Film Programme, Open City Documentary Festival.

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In partnership with Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival

Memento Stella (Makino Takashi, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Memento Stella, Makino TakashiA dazzling journey into immersive abstraction, the film is made up of hundreds of layers of footage, blending into dense fields of imagery complemented by a highly effective soundtrack by Reinier Van Houdt.

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Memento Stella, Makino TakashiMemento Stella is an original phrase I coined to remind me to ‘never forget that we too reside among the stars,’ as well as the title of a project I started in the winter of 2016. For several years I’ve travelled the world, screening my work. And throughout this dark, sad world, amid war and terrorism and countless lives lost to natural cataclysms caused by humans, there hasn’t been a single day that death hasn’t been in my thoughts. At the same time, I do realise that it is not only death that binds us. We are also born and raised and living on this little planet, among the stars. I pursue my work with the idea that if each day, we might be conscious of this truth for even a moment, then maybe perhaps somewhere deep in our hearts, we might find shared artistic expressions, keys to a place beyond the religions, politics, borders, languages, and personal desires which tear us apart.”

Makino Takashi.

Memento Stella Trailer from Makino Takashi on Vimeo.

Makino Takashi (1978, Japan) is an artist and makes experimental films. He was educated in Cinematography at the Nihon University College of Art in Japan. In 2001, he served an apprenticeship with the Quay Brothers in London, during which he mainly studied film music and lighting. His films have been invited for screenings at numerous film and video art festivals worldwide.

2018, 60min