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7 December 2019: Edge of Frame: Memento Stella

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Introduced by Oliver Wright, Director of Film Programme, Open City Documentary Festival

Memento Stella
Makino Takashi, 2018, 60 min

“An abstracted journey to the outermost reaches of the universe and the innermost plains of the mind” – Ben Nicholson

"Memento Stella is an original phrase I coined to remind me to "never forget that we too reside among the stars," as well as the title of a project I started in the winter of 2016. For several years I’ve travelled the world, screening my work. And throughout this dark, sad world, amid war and terrorism, countless lives lost to natural cataclysms caused by humans, there hasn’t been a single day that death hasn’t been in my thoughts. At the same time, I do realise that it is not only death that binds us. We are also born and raised and living on this little planet, among the stars. I pursue my work with the idea that if each day, we might be conscious of this truth for even a moment, then maybe perhaps somewhere deep in our hearts, we might find shared artistic expressions, keys to a place beyond the religions, politics, borders, languages, and personal desires which tear us apart." – Makino Takashi


Memento Stella is the second of four programmes curated by Edge of Frame for London International Animation Festival 2019, taking place at venues across London from 29 November to 8 December.

An Edge of Frame screening in partnership with Open City Documentary Festival, part of London International Animation Festival 2019

More info:
www.edgeofframe.com
https://makinotakashi.net
www.liaf.org.uk
https://opencitylondon.com


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