I anyways live until I die (2014)

Obituary for Kishimoto Tetsu from Kyoto, Japan (1952 – 2012).

The film is a research on human memory and human visual memory and perception; it is structured in six parts: Part I: The Planets (the origin of life), Part II: The Fetus (life prior birth), Part III & IV: The Swing and Worm in the Rain (childhood), Part V: Galloping Horses (adult life), Part VI: The Whale (death).

Certain visual effects are supposed to express different sensations within human visual memory, such as an all white screen for missing memories, an all black screen for a stage of unawareness like sleep, strobe-motion (as opposed to in animation typical smooth image transition) in order to express memories of action more closely to the actual perception), repetitive images to communicate reoccurring memories, inclusive different perspective angles of the same action, expressing memories that are no longer certain, and others.

Originally I created the parts in order to compose ONE ongoing film from them; over time I decided they should rather be screened each one and can be viewed as one as six respective five (Part III & IV symbolizing ‘childhood’ are combined into one) separated short films.

The film in single version is most effective is watched on a large screen in a dark room, some effects such all white screen or all black screen do not communicate the intended emotion to their maximum potential if seen on a small home computer screen;
in separate clips (preferable version) they are supposed to be screened on various screens in the same room in a loop.

For more info and film links please click on thumbnail.

* Disclaimer: the films starts abruptly with loud noise; the images transition in strobe-style, people prone to epileptic seizures may experience discomfort at certain scenes.