For 13 minutes, Japanese filmmaker Masahiro Tsutani gives us a wordless, captionless moving collage. At times it seems like a Rohrschak test. Some of us see fleeting Georgia O’Keefe. Spinal chord snakes morph into vape smoke clouds. TV static moves like a volcano and more imagery that would best be described in the parlance of last century’s counterculture as trippy.
Those of us with science training can guess that we are looking at some mathematical patterning of life. Indeed, we learn at the film’s close that we are seeing different movements caused by different relationships between minute units such as structures and cells in mouse brains, as well as particles and lines in non-living matter.
Much of the soundtrack is similar to UK-based Ocean of Light: Submergence—A Squidsoup Project said by its creators to capture the vast nature of bits and bytes flowing across datasets that mind an electronic instrument or computer.
If you can’t get enough of abstract imagery, this is your film.
At the time of this writing, the best way to see all these short films in the Flying Film Festival is to book a flight on SWISS. Stay tuned to these pages for updates on how to find these films after this juried festival closes.
November and December 2017
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Photos courtesy of Flying Film Festival.