by Rei HAYAMA
2013 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 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.
|distribution format||Digital file on USB stick (NTSC)|
|screen||16/9 (single screen)|
|original language||English & Japanese|
|rental fee||100,00 €|