11 October 2008

Takashi Ishida


Artist, poet, and filmmaker Takashi Ishida will be promoting his work overseas this autumn. I first encountered his films when watching the collection Thinking and Drawing, and was quite taken by his experimentation with the relationship between time and space in animation. His training as a painter has had a big impact on his work and he belongs to the tradition of experimental art animation. One can see influences of Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren, Ken Lye, and Nobuhiro Aihara in his films and installations.

ISHIDA AT TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO

Ishida has been working in Toronto this year having won the Goto Commemorative Culture Award in 2007. A new site-specific installation by Ishida will be presented by The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (November 12-16, 2008) and Trinity Square Video. The exhibition pairs Ishida with young Canadian artists who also combine drawing, painting, and video.

Installation Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 5-8pm
Exhibition: November 15 - December 20, 2008
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond Street West, suite 376, Toronto
(416) 593-1332


ISHIDA AT CINEMATHEQUE ONTARIO

Filmmaker and critic Chris Gehman has also curated a a retrospective of Ishida's work so far at Cinematheque Ontario and the event promises to include some new pieces. The 50 minute screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist himself.

December 3, 2008 7:00 PM
Jackman Hall,
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
(416) 968-FILM


ISHIDA AT AURORA NOTE: THIS INFO HAS BEEN AMMENDED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION -- PLEASE READ IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

Although he's not listed on the official programme, according to his website Ishida will also be attending part of the Aurora Festival in Norwich again this year. The multidisciplinary event promises a wide range of activities related to the manipulation of images. It runs from November 12 -16, 2008 at the Norwich Art Center. Tickets may be booked online or phone 0871 704 2053 (films and discussion events) or 01603 660352 (performance events)

Norwich Arts Centre, St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, England



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