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Paolo Davanzo (Echo Park Film Center) splicing film together at Tokyo's Blum&Poe Gallery.
Paolo Davanzo (Echo Park Film Center) splicing together film.

Earlier this year, along with a dozen other filmmakers Paolo, Lisa and nephew Max came from LA to Tokyo and ran a one day film workshop—a day in the life of the city.

After plotting routes and planning teams, each filmmaker was met at a strategic point to then shoot a minute of film, editing in-camera. From 12am until 11:59pm the next day, the meandering creep through town took in the sights of Harajuku Ice Cream, Baseball, guerrilla protests, and the driverless Monorail. A second afternoon a few weeks later was spent making opening titles and end credits that were processed in a makeshift lab and then dried on the street outside.

Wim Wenders would be proud of Tokyo, the city stuck in it’s own form of purgatory, circa 1985.

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From Surface to Surface—Lattice, 2015, Mono-ha, Susumu Koshimizu
That’s ‘From Surface to Surface—Lattice’ (2015) by Susumu Koshimizu (of Mono-ha) in the background
  • Nov. 2019 / NEW SKIN
  • Nov. 2019 / Okayama Art Summit 2019: IF THE SNAKE
  • Nov. 2019 / Topos
  • Jul. 2019 / Distance & Points
  • Jul. 2019 / Neighbors / 4649/5963
  • Jul. 2019 / Hot eyes (2)
  • Jul. 2019 / Photographic sculpture
  • Jun. 2019 / Scream at the City
  • May. 2019 / The B of Blue
  • May. 2019 / Hot eyes
  • May. 2019 / Parallel lives
  • Mar. 2019 / Please Don’t Leave Me
  • Feb. 2019 / Hakgojae
  • Jan. 2019 / Comfortable hole buy
  • Nov. 2018 / Art Group ‘Genjitsu’
  • Nov. 2018 / Montage
  • Apr. 2018 / 4649
  • Jan. 2018 / Aquarium of the Eye
  • Nov. 2017 / The Acid Zoo
  • Nov. 2017 / A bigger heart
  • Oct. 2017 / Hong Kong Garden
  • Oct. 2017 / Local Fantasy
  • Sep. 2017 / Hiroko Komatsu
  • Jul. 2017 / Mitsutaro Fuku
  • Jul. 2017 / Screening
  • Jul. 2017 / Sunshower
  • Jun. 2017 / Plum Shower
  • Jun. 2017 / Transport
  • May. 2017 / Mother
  • Feb. 2017 / Snack Ayumi
  • Feb. 2017 / Performance
  • Jan. 2017 / Techno set
  • Jan. 2017 / Daan van Golden
  • Nov. 2016 / Ozeki-senshu
  • Nov. 2016 / Playback
  • Nov. 2016 / Hotel Spew
  • Oct. 2016 / Mousse #55
  • Oct. 2016 / Music as Film
  • Oct. 2016 / Summertime
  • Sep. 2016 / Swimming Pool
  • Aug. 2016 / So core
  • Aug. 2016 / Train
  • Dec. 2013 / Strange New Wood
  • Dec. 2013 / Uncanny valleys
  • Dec. 2013 / The bounce of light from incidental land