6/14/12

Projecting Together Hita Reflections



(日本語は下にあります)
Finally getting around to this one! Saving the best for last, maybe? In any case, we thought it high time to talk about our event at Liberté in Hita, Japan last April (4/27), Projecting Together!

The event was split into two parts, a workshop in the afternoon and a screening & talk in the evening, featuring both the work of Overture and Jordan Kim who, as we mentioned before, traveled with us during the majority of our trip.
As with some of the other events we did, Projecting Together also ended up being very much about the children in attendance, in particular, their responses to the animation and videos we screened.

The workshop, a simple mask-making project we did at the MAGI NIGH event, Lodge and also numerous times during our 2010 Oneiric Caravan tour through the music label flau, was a great success. In the evening, after the screening finished, everyone still wanted to make masks. So we did.
I think we may have even bested the designs from our 2010 visit!

The screening was great as well. It was a lucky opportunity to see our work and Jordan's up on a large screen in such a beautiful little theater. When we visited in 2010 the theater had recently started and it was just finding its feet. Now it has made a real place for itself in the community, as well as starting to get some recognition in Kyushuu and throughout Japan. As a result there were quite a few more people in attendance than our first visit, especially children! Vocal children!
Everyone was amazingly attentive and quiet during the screenings, but as soon the Q & A began, children were grabbing at the mic asking questions, making comments and offering creative advice. Some kids would just start telling us the daydreams that came into their heads while they watched the videos.
It was really some of the best feedback we've ever received.

Liberté's great! We can't wait to do something there again! Thank you Hara-san, as always!


さあ、時間をさかのぼって順に書いてきた日本旅のブログもいよいよ日田までたどり着きました!
4/27に日田リベルテで開催されたワークショップ&上映会の夕べ、”Projecting Together”の事について書いてみようと思います。

2010年にOneiric Caravansheeprintと共に初めて訪れた日田の映画館リベルテ
2012年は、ロスから日本に遊びに来ていた友人の映像作家Jordan Kimと一緒に訪れて、ワークショップ、上映&トーク共にも彼に参加してもらいました。
ギャラリースペースでは小作品(ドリーマーズと干支のシリーズ)の展示にあわせてOVTRの旗も展示!

前回好評だったとの事で、今回も昼の部は親子で参加してくださったみなさんと一緒にマスク作りのワークショップ。今回もはまって5個6個と作る子が出て、そしてそういう子が最初はあんまり作るのに乗り気じゃなかったりするので面白いものだなあと思います。

夕方からの部は、Jordanの作品とOvertureの作品を順に上映しつつ、作品の合間に質問に答えたり、時には子供達に作品のアドバイスを頂いたりしながら、楽しく過ごしました。
Jordanにとっては、初の日本での作品上映&質疑応答だったのでとても嬉しそうでした。

そして夜の上映が終わった後に、昼に参加できなかった人のために急遽本日2度目のマスク作り!遅い時間までゆっくりお話ししながら一緒にマスクを作る事ができて楽しかったです。遠くからこのために来てくれた人もいて、嬉しかった。
参加してくれた皆さん、ありがとう〜。

今回、リベルテの原さんには日田のいろんな場所を観光で連れて行ってもらって、その時間もとても楽しかったです。また行きたい★
原さんとリベルテスタッフの皆さん、ありがとうございました!

この日のことを書いたリベルテのブログはこちらです。
リベルテブログ
http://www.hita-liberte.com/blog.html#/detail/6432850081593020785

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