Market Street (2005, 5 min., 16mm, silent, U.S.); Clear Blue Sky (2006, 4 min., Mini DV Sound); Tokyo – Ebisu (2010, 5 min., 16mm, sound, Japan); 457 Broadway (2013, 5 min., 16mm, sound, U.S.); Building 945 (2007, 3 min. documentation, mixed media, sound, U.S.); Shake ‘n Bake - work in progress (2006, 3 min. 16mm, sound, U.S.) among others.
The films of Japanese filmmaker, curator and Binghamton cinema faculty Tomonari Nishikawa are dazzling symphonies of the everyday and will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in LH-6. He works in both single-channel and installation formats, using 35mm, 16mm and Super-8mm film to search for the organic patterns and apparent shapes and movements in everyday life. His films have screened at major film festivals worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Berlinale. His film, Market Street, which was commissioned by Exploratorium and screened in the Portland International Film Festival, won the Film Award as the EXiS: Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul. As a curator, he works for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in Tokyo. He holds an MFA in Film from San Francisco Art Institute. Sponsored by Cinema Department and Harpur College Dean’s Speaker Series. This event is free.