Dozens Of Norths
What happens to one person in Fukushima is part of a microcosm of what happens to thousands of others – not just one small objective North, but dozens of subjective ones.
Shrouded in gloom of the nuclear crisis, the film’s narrator writes, “The dirty desires of some people have contaminated the lives of others.”
An interactive film of sorts, Dozens of Norths questions the objectivity of a narrator, the participation of the viewer, and how our senses can be manipulated to experience the many aspects of reality. It reflects the unrestricted and uncontrolled nature of dreams while drawing on Dali’s surrealist paintings, culminating in a chaotic stream of consciousness.
The screening will close with two short films – “Bird In The Peninsula” and “Anxious Body”.
|8 October 2022, Saturday||4.30pm||Shaw Theatres Lido||Physical Screening|
|Runtime:||86 (64, 16, 6) mins|
Bonus Short #1: Bird in the Peninsula
A group of boys are rehearsing a dance for a traditional initiation ceremony when one of the boys (WADA Atsushi) runs off, chasing a strange bird. Amdist the confusion, it turns out that only the boy can see the bird. A girl (also voiced by WADA Atsushi) follows him without really knowing why she is compelled to do so and what is he running after.
Eventually, the boy is unable to see the bird too…
Bonus Short #2: Anxious Body
Certain experiences trigger our bodies into states of anxiety, but when our bodies become anxious, they crave another feeling to subdue the anxiety. When we pull cellophane tape with our fingers and cut it, how does the cycle of tension and release affect our bodies?
Textures, shapes, touches; Interactions between our tangible world and our bodies are mixed together without boundaries.
Our anxious bodies thrive in uneasiness, and the anxiety can feel delicate and sensuous.