THE FOCUS

by Rei HAYAMA
2013 / Digital file on USB stick / couleur / son / 26' 29

Film THE FOCUS is constructed from rephotographed images collected from old pictorial books of volcano, nomad's culture, war , mountains, some texts and simple color screens that are inserted between images. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Earth’s Holocaust” is there as a background of this film. The story progresses along with two men's talking while they watch huge bonfire that burns everything what human made. Inserted Texts in the film are not excerpt from “The Earth’s Holocaust,” but they were inspired by the story. Like the ending of “The Earth’s Holocaust,” THE FOCUS tells in its theme "there is nonstop re-constructive nature of a human mind in any environment." About the technical aspects of THE FOCUS, all still images were rephotographed in 35 mm film, after hand-processing they were scanned and digitized. Soundtrack is changeless. From the beginning to the ending, keys were pushed continually. But while we are listening, we'll notice some change of waving sound depending on what our ears listen.

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distribution format Fichier sur clé USB (NTSC)
1 reel
original format Vidéo
speed 30 ips
screen 16/9 (vidéo)
sound son
Stéréo
original language English
Japanese
translation no
rental fee 100,00 €