EWAAC 2016 Entries

   Video (Short Film / Animation)

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Work ID:  VID-166018
Name: kwgt
Title:  Yukisusumisariyuki
Category: Animation   
Media: Video
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Work ID:  VID-166021
Name: Martha and Jessica Kilpatrick
Title:  Universe of Blues
Category: Short Film    
Media: Video
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This video is called Universe of Blues and is set inside a cell. We made everything ourselves out of pen, paper and paint and also designed the costumes. We stepped into a giant painting, into a world where gender and identity is fluid and you can play any part you feel like. We were influenced by the absurdist plays Sartre's No Exit, and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, as well as the music documentary The Great Rock n Roll Swindle, A Clockwork Orange and the painter Basquiat. The costume and stage make-up ideas derived from our love of Lee Bowery and his wild, outlandish drag costumes. Universe of Blues is emblematic of failing to fit into society and societies limitations and rejections. 
Our names are Martha and Jessica Kilpatrick and we are sisters from London making film and music under the moniker Waterbaby.

We combine avant-garde film, punk poetry and experimental and industrial electronic music to create DIY surreal magical realist worlds.

Waterbaby began as an experimental film and noise music project as part of an underground art scene where we showcased our work in galleries and warehouses across London.

As the project progressed, our free form compositions became closer to de-constructed pop songs, however they still maintained their avant-garde production and the live and raw energy of rock and roll. The music is paired with film, using a lo-fi and punk aesthetic, mixed with fantasy, imagination, costume, colour and the surreal.

This video is called Pink Noise and is about feeling lost, feeling trapped, being on a road when you can’t drive, escaping into fantasy and running from the mundane. Pink Noise is a meant to sound and look like a distorted dream, dancing a cage in the sky, trapped in a room for eternity.

We made the video set and also designed the costumes. The video shows how far you can travel in your imagination, and even when you feel trapped in a void you can be free in your mind. We were influenced by the absurdist plays Sartre's No Exit, and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, as well as the films of Bunuel, music documentary The Great Rock n Roll Swindle, A Clockwork Orange and the painter Basquiat.

Our videos and music are all self made and produced, and are a representation of how you need nothing but your mind to escape the mundane into fantasy.We would love to have the opportunity to show work in this award, and thank you very much for taking the time to read this. 
Work ID:  VID-166022
Name: Martha and Jessica Kilpatrick
Title: Pink Noise 
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video and sound piece
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Work ID: VID-166025 
Name: kenji kawasawa
Title: Architect
Category: Animation 
Media: Video
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Work ID: VID-166026 
Name: kenji kawasawa
Title: Flowing
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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Work ID:  VID-166030
Name: David Tembleque
Title: Dear Tom
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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Sometimes, fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction, even two parallel lines could possibly meet one day.
You only stopped for a moment, and when you turn around, it's gone...
I met a girl a year ago. We dated for 3 months and I filmed our private moments together.
One day I woke up and she was gone, leaving a goodbye note on my fridge. 
I called her and asked to send me a recording of the letter narrated with her voice so I could make a small film with our small moments. 
What you see is our real story.
Work ID:  VID-166028
Name: Tamsin Kavanagh
Title: A Rich Man Counts the Minutes
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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There is a theory for a conscientious relationship to money 'look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.' In regards to time, a minute can represent an hour, and a day pertain to a life time. A rich man, rubs his hands together as he gets richer.
Work ID: VID-166025 
Name: Yoosuke Nishinaka
Title: Life
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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Freud said of psychoanalysis that it could be compared to the work of an Archaeologist; patiently, and deliberately scraping away the layers to reveal hidden objects that present themselves as clues to the bigger picture of a forgotten time.
Traveling and commuting are not the same thing. Traveling underground is the pornography of a commute. A Murdering Mind explores a moment of thought deep under London’s busy streets, where people go not for pleasure but to simply disappear and re-appear elsewhere as quickly as possible.
A psychological journey in which murder can represent a new beginning, or an alternative perspective.
Work ID:  VID-166032
Name: Tamsin Kavanagh
Title: Murdering Mind
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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Work ID: VID-166038
Name: Sophie Redfern
Title: Absent
Category: Short Film
Media: Video 
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NADOKA is a Japanese pop band, influenced by British dance music such as drum'n'bass.
This tune 東京は青空 (Tokyo in the Blue Sky) is out of their first ep, named HYPER FAKE.

Director & Editor: T.Itabashi
Songwriting & Performance: NADOKA [ailo (Vocals), Nonaka (Bass), Mitch (Percussions)]

Dancers: Aira (Sweet Rave) and Anya
Audio engineer: Hisaaki Oshima (Bazooka Studio)

Filming locations — Itabashi's Studio (Ichikawa Chiba), Shibuya Station, Meiji-dori Street, Aoyama Hachi, and Yoyogi Park
Work ID:   VID-166042
Name: Ailo Kobayashi
Title: NADOKA — Tokyo in the Blue Sky
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video 
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This work has been inspired by my homesickness for all Japanese things, after living out of Japan for so long.
In “Japanese room” collection, I have included all the emotions I got from sitting in my parent's Japanese room- the cold touch of the straw floor (Tatami), Ikebana, hanging scrolls, the beautiful flowers planted in the garden in front of this room. I used to celebrate many traditional events wearing Kimono in this room.

Hanging scrolls are a very important part of Japanese culture- I have chosen this medium as a vehicle to convey an echo of the traditional Japanese decoration with a language more familiar to Western audiences. Pokkuri is a tall geta. Geta is Japanese footwear like flip-flops. To this end, I have used a print on shiny canvas, creating an effect akin to oil painting and an illusion of volume in the part of geta combined with antique OBI , belt for Kimono.
Work ID:  VID-166046
Name: Larissa Bone
Title: Pokkuri from Japanese Room collection
Category: Short Film 
Media: A print on shiny canvas combined with antique kimomno belt
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Work ID: VID-166051 
Name: Takahiro Ueda
Title: Ideal-Virtual- 
Category:  Short Film 
Media: Video/Animation
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Work ID:  VID-166053 
Name: Ink Agop
Title: There and Here 2
Media: Short Film      
Media: Video
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This video work was filmed at North of Chiang Mai / Thailand 2015.

It is in this uninhibited and unfettered state that Agop records herself, watched from above in an intimate yet omniscient perspective, a work that required her to journey far into the jungle in Thailand to record. It is the result of an introspective journey that led her through the remotest villages in the region, with a revisited look at video and installations created both in Thailand and her home in Berlin.

The body paint and headdress that adorn Agop during this process are representative of a universal urge that Agop recognizes for us to connect with our more primitive state. It is the result of her intense study of shamanism and personal encounters with distinct aboriginal groups in remote villages. Still, it is neither an appropriation, or a purely symbolic representation. Instead, it can be seen as a synthesis of these accumulated experiences and wisdom that Agop has personalized and reinterpreted.

A hallmark of Agop’s highly personal and instantly recognizable artistic approach is the implementation of an insightful range of techniques from references to early cinematic presentations of the Zoetrope to the latest drone technology that housed the camera used to record herself in “there and here 2”. Agop embraces new technologies, but rather than relying on technique itself, she fuses and blends them with organic materials. With these unusual combinations of the natural world and new media Agop offers an an alternative, and possibly even an antidote to our high-tech world.
Recently I’m feeling that the available storage of memory in my brain is full and that I am having trouble memorising new things. Therefore I need to export some of these memories to secure more space for new experiences to solidify, in a similar manner to the way you export data from your laptop to external hard drives. This piece is the first attempt of this idea. First, I made a mind map of important memories in my life along a timeline, then categorised them by which country they originated from. What this revealed was that most things I experienced in my teenage years were from Japan, leading me to create a space in which biographical archiving could occur.

The work archives the manners and customs of Japanese teenage motorcycle gangs called “Bousouzoku” which were most prevalent during the 70’s and 80’s. The animation presents various iconic Bousouzoku images and themes. Particularly, the word “夜露死苦” (more commonly “よろしく”) pronounced “yoroshiku” meaning “hello”, “Nice to meet you” or “best regards”. “夜露死苦” (seen on the left and right hand side of the piece) was created by gathering characters with dark or a negative connotations, such as “夜” meaning “night”, “” meaning “scantily”, “死” meaning “death” and “” meaning “hard”. “yoroshiku” was often used by the gangs at the end of sentences, for example “I never lose a fight! yoroshiku!”.

Despite their appearence, “Bousouzoku” were the primary social problem of the era, they spawned several cultural trends such as “Tokkoufuku”, a special outfit with messages embroidered on it, or ‘Call’ a rhythm made by skilfully operating the throttle and clutch. And perhaps most notably, the accentuated exterior of the motor bikes themselves, commonly customised with larger bodies and kitsch colours. “Bousouzoku” were unprecedented in their originality.​
Work ID:  VID-166062
Name: Shigetoshi Furutani
Title: Champ Lord
Category: Animation​      
Media: Loop Animation 
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