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Movements Arising from Different Relationships
- Between Regularity and Irregularity II
Masahiro Tsutani: Director, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Programming, etc.
- Trailer (youtube) -Trailer (vimeo)
- Press Kit (pdf, 4MB)






AWARDS

Honorable Mention - Split Film Festival
Special Mention - Lucca Film Festival

12min48sec, 1920x1080, 16:9, Colour, 5.1ch / Stereo, DCP/ProRes/H264 etc, 2015


SYNOPSIS

This is the second movie in the series, following on from the previous work, "Between Regularity and Irregularity". As with the previous movie, this work continues to focus on fluctuation in the timing of sounds, change in tone quality, movement of particles, and form. In addition, this movie uses the different movements caused by different relationships between minute units such as structures and cells in mouse brains, as well as particles and lines in non-living matter.



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FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival /Avan Garde Programme /HK
Athens Int'l Film + Video Festival / Competition / USA
Leiden International Short Film Experience / Netherlands
EPA Cine Independent Film Festival / Argentina
Hamburg International Short Film Festival /NBC/ Germany
EXiS / International Competition - EX-NOW / South Korea
Odense International Film Festival /Main Comp./Denmark
Festival Silhouette / Hybrid / France
Split Film Festival / Competition Shorts / Croatia
Int'l Short Film Festival of Cyprus / Int. Comp. / Cyprus
Uppsala Int'l Short Film Festival / Int. Comp. / Sweden
Int'l Short Film Festival Winterthur / Int. C. / Swizterland
Braunschweig Int'l Film Festival / Shorts Films / Germany
Cork Film Festival / World Shorts + Free Radicals /Ireland
KLEX / Open Programme / Malaysia
Int'l Short Film Festival Leuven / The Labo / Belgium
Vilnius Int'l Short Film Festival /Int'l Comp. / Lithuania
Int'l Short Film Week Regensburg / Int'l Comp. /Germany
Lucca Film Festival / Short Competition / Italy
Filmfest Dresden / Experiments / Germany
CPM Int'l Short Film Festival / Visual Music / Belarus
Skepto Int'l Film Festival /Avant-garde & Experimental /IT
Athens Digital Art Festival / Post Abstract / Greece
backup_festival / Art Screen /Germany
Anima Mundi / Int'l Short Film / Galeria2 / Brazil
ARKIPEL / Asian Young Curator 01/ Indonesia
L'Etrange Festival / Short Film Competition 1 / France
Animatou / Competition Int'l Labo / Switzerland


OTHER SCREENINGS
@Cine Teatro Paramount / EPA Cine Exhibit. / Argentina
Deframed / Hamburg Int'l SFF Selection @Golem /DE
KLEX Experimental Video Screening+.... / Malaysia
KLEX / ExScreen 16 / Malaysia



SUMMARY / LONG SYNOPSIS / STATEMENT

This is the second movie in the series, following on from the previous work, "Between Regularity and Irregularity". As with the previous movie, this work continues to focus on the following phenomenon that occurs in the space between regularity and irregularity:
1. Fluctuation in the timing of sound
2. Change in tone quality (change which arises as a result of noise from resistive elements and other factors during noise generation)
3. Movement of particles and lines
4. Shape and form

This time round, with regard to point 3 above, this movie also utilizes the different movements caused by different relationships between minute units such as structures and cells in living organism, as well as particles and lines in non-living matter to explore further feelings of pleasantness through the expression of these differences in addition to combining different types of movement. We have not reached the point to describe the distinctions or definitions of a biotic component and an abiotic element yet for the present; however, I sense that humans are slightly sensitive to the kind of movements that is characteristic of biotic components. Therefore, I not only used abiotic and biotic movements individually or combined, but also instantly switched from abiotic movements to biotic movements.

For the biotic movement, mice expressing fluorescent proteins in their neural tissue were used, and the neural tissue in their brains was made transparent using "Sca/e" technology developed by the Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The movie uses footage of neural tissue that had been fixed and filmed every few micrometers along the z-axis. Although this brain is immobilized and is not actually moving, relationships between structures unique to living organisms are born during the growth phase, and as with changes on the time axis, relationships and complexity are etched into the brain in its space in arrangement and ties.

For the abiotic movement, the movement of fluids and particles in fluids as well as the movement of particles, lines and images as replicated through programs which depict self-similarity or other aspects were used. There are cases where one can see relationships between particles and lines, either due to connections pertaining to the substances or due to the program, but there are also cases where there is no direct relationship, even though self-similarity is depicted through a program.


- Please also see the statement of the previous work


REVIEWS
/ Thank you so much for all these words.
Claudio Capanna / Jury of Lucca Film Festival
"The primordial elements of nature become a sign and stylistic and even poetry. These elementary organisms come together to represent creations and breakups of universes, with the organic charm that only cinema can convey."

Michele Faggi / Filmmaker, Film Critic @Indie Eye
https://www.indie-eye.it/cinema/festivalcinema/lucca-film-festival-2017-movements-arising-from-different-relationships-between-regularity-and-irregularity-ii-di-masahiro-tsutani-concorso-cortometraggi.html



SPECIAL THANKS

This movie uses footage of the neural tissue of mouse brains expressing fluorescent proteins. Tissue was made transparent using "Sca/e" technology developed by the Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The neural tissue was fixed and filmed every few micrometers along the z-axis. Filming was carried out using an objective lens newly developed by Olympus Corporation and provided by Lab. for Cell Function Dynamics, RIKEN BSI and RIKEN BSI-Olympus Collaboration Center.
I would like to convey my deepest gratitude, especially would like to thank Atsushi Miyawaki, Hiroshi Hama, Kaori Higuchi, Hiroshi Kurokawa and Hiroko Sakurai.




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