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ART &MOVIE – Resonance between film and painting guided by scene and image

This time, I would like to pair two things together: film and art.
There are many elements in a film, such as pictures, music, and story.
There are many elements to a film, such as pictures, music, and story, and each person may have a different perspective and feeling about a film.
Therefore, even if we say “pairing” in one word, we need to decide first how to pair them.
The first step is to decide how to pair them. First, think about the elements that make up a movie.
Let’s start by considering the elements that make up a movie, and then try to apply them to the various arts.

Cut, scene -> painting, photography
Scene, sequence -> video art
Sound (background music) -> sound art
Acting, actor’s body -> performance
Script, plot → novels, literature, poetry, etc.
Set, actor’s body → sculpture

Looking at it this way, it can be said that film is a comprehensive art form, just like the stage.
It is not impossible to express a film as an integrated art form with a single work of art.
It is not impossible, but it is a little difficult.
This time, instead of pairing the entire film with a work of art, I will pair the most memorable scene of the film with a work of art.

This time, I would like to pair up three movies.
Please note that there may be some spoilers in the movies.

1: Buffalo ’66 (1998) x 《E=MC2》(Jan Smeltekop) and 《A Moment》(Ken Sakamoto)

Buffalo ’66, directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, is the story of a convicted felon who lies to his parents about bringing home his fiancée.
He kidnaps Leila, a girl he meets along the way, to play the role of his fiancée.
He kidnaps Leila, a girl he meets on the way to his house, to play the role of his fiancée, and gradually changes as he spends time with her. One of the most memorable scenes in the film is
One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when Leila is dancing in a bowling alley with King Kilimson’s “Moonchild” playing in the background.
For this scene, I paired Jan Smeltekop’s “E=MC2”.
This piece depicts a woman standing in the dark. The bewitching figure of the woman and the dark screen remind me of Leila dancing in the song by King Crimson.
The “E=MC2” on the screen represents a formula for calculating energy, and one can feel the unique attraction of both the work and the movie scene.

E=MC2 (Jan Smeltekop)

Another striking scene in the film is when the main character returns to his parents’ house and his family is sitting around the dinner table.
Another striking scene in the film is when the main character returns to his parents’ house and his family is sitting around the table, but his parents are not really interested in him and barely pay attention to him. The scene shows the protagonist’s frustration and annoyance.
The scene shows the protagonist’s frustration and annoyance as well as the distorted balance of the family.

For this scene, I paired Ken Sakamoto’s “A Moment”. This work depicts a dining table with traces of human remains.
The rough atmosphere and the rough-hewn way of drawing the motifs make me feel the danger of the relationship between the people gathered there.
The rough atmosphere and the way the motifs are drawn give a sense of the danger of the relationships between the people gathered there.
In the film, the protagonist who leaves the table embraces Leila, with whom he has spent the last few days on the road.
As the protagonist leaves the table and hugs Leila, with whom he has spent the last few days on the road, the film reminds us of “facing each other and the weight of that fact.


A Moment (Ken Sakamoto)

2: Hana to Alice (2004) x 《7,PM1913. 》(MIZUKI)

Directed by Shunji Iwai, this film was also the topic of conversation when its prequel animation “Hana to Alice Murder” was released in 2015, depicting the love and growth of two high school girls, with the unique pale light and somewhat awkward daily lives of the characters.

MIZUKI’s “7,PM1913.”, which depicts a city in the morning mist, has a smell similar to that of the film. The electric poles lined up at different angles remind me of the scene at the end of the film where Tetsuko Arisugawa, played by Yu Aoi, dances ballet and moves freely in the room.


《7,PM1913. 》(MIZUKI)

3: Interstellar (2014) x “Cornfield” (Alexander Levich)

This film by Christopher Nolan tells the story of Joseph Cooper, a former Air Force pilot who travels into space in search of a planet that can be settled in order to overcome the growing environmental problems that are making it difficult for humans to even live on Earth. There are many impressive scenes in this film, such as the depiction of other planets, black holes, and four-dimensional space, but personally, I am most impressed by the scene of the house where Cooper spent time with his children before his departure, and the corn fields surrounding it. This is a landscape that exists on Earth today, and it also makes me think about how that landscape may change in the near future.

Alexander Levich’s “Cornfield” depicts a corn field just like this scene. There are no people in the field, giving the impression of a dystopian situation in a film, but regardless of human activity, the field is glowing with a golden color, reminding us that the natural world on earth has its own time and environment, and they live in that world line. Cooper and his daughter Murphy talk about Murphy’s Law in front of a cornfield. Cooper and his daughter Murphy talk about Murphy’s Law in front of their cornfield: “What can happen, will happen.


Cornfield (Alexander Levich)

These are my pairings for three movies: Buffalo ’66 (1998), Alice and the Flowers (2004), and Interstellar (2014).
I made a pairing. This pairing will reveal what kind of perspective I usually have on movies and art, and what kind of elements I respond to.
In addition, when you actually do the pairing, you become aware of the various elements of the film on a single screen, and you can see new aspects of the work or film.
You can discover new aspects of the work and the film. I believe that pairing with others can also be an opportunity to learn new ways of looking at films and artworks.

 

 

 

 

The artworks introduced today can be purchased at TRiCERA ART

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HA. is a content-writing unit that writes and edits articles and texts about art, mainly contemporary art, including exhibition reviews, artworks reviews and artist commentaries, under the theme of “Art in Practice”. Through creative writing, HA. seeks to discover perspectives that will develop the next stage of art and re-define art itself, while staying close to the various activities where the art is in social practice.

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