Film and Painting by Shunsaku Hayashi
No dialogue, no subtitle
4096 × 2160 pixel (4K), color, 7min 51sec, 2017
The space-less is still in a space on the continuous horizon.
This film is about the individuality in the serial solidarity of the individual; how to be single? In the continuous identity of atoms, what can divide it from the plurality?
What can divide it from the continuous time?
It is a stop-motion painted animated film originally painted on a 10.8m by 1m (35.4ft by 3.3ft) wide paper canvas. Focusing on the different temporalities between painting and the moving image, he creates paintings in which time has a linear progression, and creates animation with those materials. The movement of time in the moving image is substituted in the painting by the physical movement of viewers body, and at the same time, all the time within the moving image is stored within a single space in the painting.
Funded by Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators
Shot on location at Kyoto Art Center
Selection of Festivals:
Winner Grand Jury Prize for Animation Short, 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, USA
Winner Best Under 25, Shuffle Festival Short Film Prize, UK
Winner Best Experimental Film, ReAnima International Animated Film Festival, Norway
Official selection 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany