We’re proud to present you with quite a remarkable event in the Małopolski Ogród Sztuki. The Toranoko Group will present a performance of „Muybridge’s Strings and the Rhythm of Movement” inspired by Kōji Yamamura’s film. After the performance there will be a retrospective of the Japanese artist.
Kōji Yamamura is a well-known figure at the Etiuda&Anima Festival. He visits us for the third time: before he took part in „Self-portraits of animation authors” and was a juror of the ANIMA competition.
This edition there will be a retrospective of his work during which we will screen his short films: Oscar-nominated „Mt. Head” (2002), „Old Crocodile” (2005), „Franz Kafka’s a Country Doctor” (2007), „A Child’s Metaphysics” (2007), „Satie’s Parade” (2016) as well as „Notes on Monstropedia” (2016) – a film that takes part in the ANIMA competition this year.
The retrospective will be preceded by a performance by the group Toranoko P.A.C., inspired by one of the artist’s films entitled “Muybridge’s Strings and the Rhythm of Movement”.
Can time be made to stand still? Can it be reversed? Koji Yamamura’s film is a meditation on this theme, contrasting the worlds of the photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who in 1878 successfully photographed consecutive phases in the movement of a galloping horse, and a mother who, watching her daughter grow up, realizes she is slipping away from her. Moving between California and Tokyo, between the nineteenth and the twenty-first century, the film focuses on some of the highpoints in Muybridge’s troubled life and intercuts them with the mother’s surrealistic daydreams – a poetic clash that explores the irrepressible human desire to seize life’s fleeting moments, to freeze the instants of happiness.
Toranoko P.A.C. performance will be performed by:
Sarasa Kono, Noe Hayashi, Soyoka Kan, Haruna Ino, Chisato Kameoka, Nene Nakayama, Satomi Nakayama
Marter, Yusaku Yoshimura