Takashi Makino’s source of inspiration, our place in the world and the universe, never seems to dry up in view of the never-ending flow of immersive films. Generator may well be the earthiest of his films so far, made as a reaction to the Fukushima disaster. A reality check, but in the world that Makino shows, this can never be achieved without looking inwards too. –Rotterdam
Born in Tokyo in 1978. He graduated from Nihon University Department of Art. He majored in film and shot many of 8mm films while in the University.
His first 16mm film AMARGASM, which was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s IMAGE ANATOMY received a jury prize at Nagaoka Independent film festival in 2001. The film was also screened at Image Forum.
The same year, Takashi visits London and was taught about film expression by Brothers Quay. At the Quay’s studio, he deeply learned about lighting and film music.
He has been eagerly making independent films after returning home from London, and his film pieces have been exhibited at livespaces and galleries since 2004.
The screening his film regularly in Shibuya UPLINK FACTORY from August, 2006.
In October, he screened new film No is E (music by Jim O’Rourke).
He is a filmmaker whose works are closely relates to art and music.
No is E won Terayama Shuji prize in Image Forum… read more