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Experimental Anime at Zipangu Festival in November

Festival will present films by animator Takashi Makino.

The second Zipangu Fest, which showcases avant garde Japanese cinema, announced that this November's event will include four films by Japanese experimental animator Takashi Makino. Three will be shown at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in a programme entitled "Enter the Cosmos." The fourth will be screened at Zipangu Fest's benefit night for the Japan disaster fund at Café Oto in Dalston on November 22nd.

On the web page for the benefit night, Makino's 18-minute film Still in Cosmos is described as follows:

What may at first appear like an abstract film of hypnotizing visual noise slowly deploys its singular captivating force as it reveals itself as a dense layering of light traces and images. Still in Cosmos depicts Makino's conception of what lies in the cosmos beyond our imagination. Multiple exposure and single frame images are compounded, rendering the myriad and infinite images that make up the chaos of the cosmos.

The Zipangu festival will run from November 18th to 24th, before moving to venues around the UK.


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