01 December 2011

Dreams: A Memorial Tribute for Nobuhiro Aihara





DREAMS 追悼 相原信洋
Image Forum Cinematheque, Shibuya
December 10 - 15

Image Forum in Tokyo is holding a memorial tribute for the artist and experimental animator Nobuhiro Aihara (相原信洋, 1944-2011) who passed away suddenly this spring.  As I reported at the time, Aihara began his career in television animation in the 1960s and started producing his own independent animation in 1965.  His aesthetic is distinctive for his use of flowing lines, highly complex drawings, and his love of psychedelic colours.  He was a prolific artist who often produced several animated shorts a year either on his own or in collaboration with his friend and fellow artist the Keiichi Tanaami (田名網 敬一, b. 1936).  At the time of his death, he left behind 85 animated works.  In addition to his work as an artist, Aihara taught animation at the Kyoto University of Art and Design.   

The Image Forum screenings will feature Aihara’s representative works including his groundbreaking experimental work Stone (1975), his animated correspondence films with Keiichi Tanaami, and many films that were discovered posthumously.  In addition to the film screenings, many of the leading figures of Japanese experimental film and animation will be giving film talks.  Special guests include Takashi Ishida, Yasunori Ikunishi, Mirai Mizue, Takashi Nakajima, Nobuaki Doi, and Keiichi Tanaami

See below for times and dates, or consult the Image Forum website (JP only).

Program A:  1970s-1980s
December 10 and 13

1971   Poisonous Snake 『やまかがし』
1972   The Last Bee Season『みつばちの季節は去って』
1972   White Snake『おしろい羽根』
1973   Aisanka Hana『逢仙花』
1973   Shoshun Kitsune-iro『初春狐色』
1974   Bōdō『妄動』
1975 STONE
1977   Karma『カルマ』
1980   Shelter『シェルター』
1985   Twilight『逢魔が時』
1986 PRIVATE
1987   Image (Shadow)『映像(かげ)』

Program B: 1980s-2000s
December 12 and 15

1988   Dragonfly『とんぼ』
1989 GAVORA
1990 LINE
1991 MASK
1994   Air Power『気動』
1996 RAIN
1997 MEMORY OF CLOUD
1999 THE THIRD EYE
2000 WIND
2004 MEMORY OF RED
2006 BLACK FISH
2006 YELLOW SNAKE
2007 LOTUS
2008 ZAP CAT

Program C:  Nobuhiro Aihara + Keiichi Tanaami
December 11 and 14


2001    Breath of Wind『風の呼吸』
2002  SCRAP DIARY
2002  WALKING MAN
2003  FETISH DOLL
2004  LANDSCAPE
2004    Ten Nights of Dreams『夢10夜』
2005  Trip
2005    Madonna no Yūwaku『マドンナの誘惑』
2006    Noise『ノイズ』
2007    Inch High Samurai『一寸法師』
2008  CHIRICO
2008  『眼の楽園・PARADISE FOR EYES
2009  SHUNGA
2010    The Heart Sutra『般若心経』
2011  DREAMS

Program D:  Early Works + Recent Works + Long Film Talk
December 10 and 11


1969 STOP!』
1970   Sakura『サクラ』
1973   Short Track Runner『短距離ランナー』
1978   Hikari『光』
2009 BLUE MOON
2009 FLOWER
2009 TEA TIME
2009 IF
2009 AMMONTIE
2009 8PM
2010 TOMATO
2010 DOT
2010 SEED
2010 CCBB
2011 30
2011 GIGI-GAGA
1981   My Shelter - Director's commentary on his work『マイ・シェルター(作者解説映像付)』
2006   Making of Black FishBLACK FISH(メイキング映像付)』

Film Talks


December 10 – following Program D
 20111210日(土)プログラムD上映後
Guests:
Takashi Ishida 石田尚志画家、映像作家 / painter, experimental filmmaker
Yasunori Ikunishi 生西康典演出家、美術家 / experimental filmmaker, artist

December 10 – preceding Program A
20111210日(土)プログラムA上映前
Guest:
Mirai Mizue  水江未来(アニメーション作家 / independent animator

December 11 – following Program D
20111211日(日)プログラムD上映後
Guests:
Takashi Nakajima 中島崇映像作家/experimental filmmaker
Nobuaki Doi 土居伸彰(アニメーション研究・評論 / animation scholar, film critic

December 11 – preceding Program C
20111211日(日)プログラムC上映前
Guest:
Keiichi Tanaami 田名網敬一(映像作家、アーティスト/ experimental filmmaker, artist

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