STILL IN COSMOS

by Takashi MAKINO
2009 / HDCAM / color / sound / 1S / 18' 00

I do not think that the word ‘chaos’ means ‘confusion’ or ‘disarray’, rather I believe it refers to a state in which the name or location of ‘objects’ remains unknown. For instance , If a bird escapes from its cage , the world it discovers outside will appear to be chaos , but if it joins with a flock of other birds , it will gradually learn to apply ‘names’ to various placesーa safe place , a dangerous place, etc., thereby creating cosmos (order).
None of the creatures that exist in the world are born of there own volition ; when they first achieve awareness , they find themselves adrift in chaos. It is only by creating cosmos that they are able to overcome the fundamental meaningless and fear of existence.
When watching a film, the viewers all sit in the same darkness and receive the same light and sound but each of them sees a different dream. I believe that this symbolizes a reversion to their initial state , that when they look at total chaos through newborn eyes , they give birth to a new cosmos. Though this process they are able to reconfirm their existence which is an act of true creativity.
Human being have produced a world of speech that we are taught is real, but I believe the truth is that we carry many important things with us though our lives that cannot be satisfactorily expressed in words or images.
I sincerely hope that the violent chaos that exists in Still in cosmos will give rise to the same number of new cosmoses as there are viewers.

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 60 fps
sound sound
rental fee 100,00 €