Lil’ Tokyo Story, 2016
HD video with sound;
7 min, 44 sec loop (excerpted)
MIX Festival New York; “Curator’s Picks,” NY 2018
IHME Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2017 Viennale International Film Festival, Austria 2016
A shot-for-shot remake of the climax of Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953). Two male amateur actors in drag play the roles of Noriko and Kyōko, speaking word-for-word transliterations of the original Japanese script (Screen Right) and the English subtitles (Screen Left). The subtitles of each channel reflect the opposite screen’s translation, going in and out of sync textually and visually.
Hallensleben, Silvia. “Cinema of Attractions.” Die Tageszeitung [Berlin]. 4 Nov 2016. Print