International Joint Workshop Film Screening “The MASSIVE and the minute”


Date & Time: Friday, June 16 2017 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Intermediatheque 2F Lecture Theatre ACADEMIA
Participating Universities: SCI-Arc, Hosei University, Keio University-SFC, the University of Tokyo
Language: English
Admission free
As much of the seating is expected to be taken up by workshop participants, only standing room may be available. We request your understanding.
* Photographing, filming and recording are strictly prohibited.
* Please refrain from eating and drinking in the museum.

A screening and review of short films jointly produced by students from four universities (SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), Hosei University, Keio University-SFC and the University of Tokyo) will be held at the Intermediatheque.
For four weeks from May 19 to June 16, 27 students from 4 universities will work jointly on the production of short films on the subject of “The MASSIVE and the minute.” Tokyo has been described as a metabolizing, energetic city that surges with movement and change. It is also a city that consists of both the massive and undifferentiated along with the minute and exceptional. The human body is a cognitive one, a sensory one and a physical one. How does this distributed body negotiate between such extreme differences? Expressing hidden confluences, dissonances and symbiosis by illustrating the minute within the massive and the massive within the minute will transform our understanding of the 21st century urban condition. Students are requested to produce a narrative film that uncovers a 21st century Tokyo with its massive monolithic structures and minute intimate features by using the tools and techniques of contemporary filmmaking. 7 locations in Tokyo (Shiodome, Shinjuku, Marunouchi, Shinagawa, Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Odaiba) being selected, students divided into seven groups are to make a short film (between 3 and 5 minutes long) on each area. The screening will be followed by a review by guest critics and academic supervisors.

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