DL: Short Cuts to Japan – Directors Lounge presents experimental films centred on Japan

Again we will participating in this year´s Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, celebrating Japanese-German friendship. 

DL: Short Cuts to Japan, to be screened on June 2, 2012 at the Black Box Kino, Filmmuseum will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of “Japans”, from fictional to animation, historical to personal. In a 90 min program, we will be screening a collection of remarkable, rare, experimental and promising short films.

The program will be complemented by a live performance. Experience VJ Chuuu’s “Turntable Animation” (Japan) and acoustic tidbits by Multimedia artist and founding “Kraftwerk” member Eberhard Kranemann (Germany), who will perform on one of the four last existing historical Welte-Cinema Organs used for accompanying silent films.

with short films by

Keith Sanborn (“Energy of Delusion: The Human Condition /Mingen No Joken”), André Werner (“Mannaka No Ie”), Maki Satake (“Omokage”), Marina Chernikova (“Love Puzzle 6”) , Roberto Santaguida (“Haikus for Karaoke”),Kei Oyama (“Hand Soap”), Akinori Okada and Daisuke Hagiwara/Kukikodan (“Paints”), Akiko Nakamura (“Sky Don’t Fall”), Momoko Seto (“Planet Z”), Mirai Mizue (“Modern No 2”)

curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner

Black Box Kino im Filmmuseum‎, Schulstr. 4, 40213 Duesseldorf (map)

June 2, 2012, 8 pm, admission: 2 EUR

program (June)

Special thanks to Florian Deterding, Kika Nicolela, Alexei Dmitriev, KOK Siew-Wai (KLEX), CALF, Sacrebleu Prod.!

pictured: Eberhard Kranemann  and VJ Chuuu