SYNTHETIC MAN SERIZAWA Yoichiro
SERIZAWA Yoichiro created many experimental works on the theme of the “unity of subject and method” from the end of the 1980s through the 1990s, and was widely acclaimed both in Japan and overseas. In the present era in which moving images tend to be reduced to “content” or “story,” SERIZAWA’s works that thrillingly and vividly show us the process of creating film itself are more necessary than ever.
Born in 1963. His debut work, Really? was screened at the 1981 Image Forum Festival. After shooting a series of gory films, his style changed after learning about the harmony of subject and method from Robert Bresson and OKUYAMA Junichi. Between Man (1989) and Killer Camera (1996) won prizes at the 1990 Image Forum Festival and the 41st San Francisco International Film Festival respectively.
REALLY? SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 8mm / 10min. / 1980
FREEZE! SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 8mm / 3min. / 1988
BELL SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 8mm / 5min. / 1988
BETWEEN MAN SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 8mm / 6min. / 1989
I LIKE TRAVELING SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 8mm / 23min. / 1991
A LANDSCAPE OF GELLED EMOTIONS (A VIDEO LETTER TO NOBUHARU TAKEYOSHI) SERIZAWA Yoichiro / video / 25min. / 1993
SYNTHETIC MAN SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 16mm / 25min. / 1993
KILLER CAMERA SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 16mm / 3min. / 1996
AN APOLOGIA FOR “DIRECT LIGHT” SERIZAWA Yoichiro / video / 7min. / 2003
DIRECT LIGHT SERIZAWA Yoichiro / 16mm / 15min. / 1995