For the first time in its history, Reel Asian is pleased to include a new media component as part of its programming. Two recent web-based works will be displayed at Innis Town Hall throughout the festival on separate computer terminals for audience members to interact with before and after film screenings. Click, interact, play, and kick back and enjoy the ride …
A group of adorable Japanese dolls bang their heads on drums to create a beautiful harmony. But beware of the evil black flower … Drum Machine was the audience award winner for Animation at the 2004 Sundance Online Film Festival.
In 2002 industrial and game designer DC abandoned all worldly ties to follow the path of digital enlightenment. With the creation of tokyoplastic he entered the seventh circle of wisdom and, following certain auspicious signs, united with the international photographer and artist LJ. Together, using a secret technique developed in their underground laboratory, these vector scientists concoct mind-burning online experiences. Soon they will have occupied an area of the Internet the size of North America.
Laptops & Martinis (“Punto Zero”)
By Motomichi Nakamura
A hyperkinetic piece starring a one-eyed monster, all set to the heavy beats of Miami- based electronic artist Otto von Schirach.
Motomichi Nakamura was born and raised in Japan, has lived in the US and Ecuador, and currently works as an animator/digital artist in New York City where he produces music videos for electronic musicians. His animation work has been showcased at the Beaubourg Contemporary Art Centre, the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, the Sundance Online Film Festival, and at the Viper Digital Film Festival, among others. Additionally, as VJ Moto – Japones Hasta a la Madre, Motomichi currently performs a live VJ act for audiences, which includes animated characters superimposed on scenes taped from Latin American streets. VJ Moto will provide live visuals at Reel Asian’s Opening Night Party.