Reality Bonsai

27 August 2015 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Reality Bonsai

"Reality Bonsai" is a project where:
the PhD, which I conduct between UK at Solent Southampton and Japan, is expressed through a short-movie; the shooting will start in September 2015 in Tokyo.

One of the main ideas addressed is: escapism.
Revising the theory of Anne Allison (Anne Allison, 2006 p. 84)* by which: “[...] everyday life is mediated by constructed realities that are increasingly engaged as a solitary activity” towards a new definition of a shared virtual reality which superimposes on the factual reality as it is experienced in Japan.

Will collaborate to the project several Japanese creators based in Tokyo:
Ryoko Araki (dancer, performer)
Rire (singer)
Eriko Kaniwa (photographer, entrepreneur)
Takahiro Hayakawa (media artist, animator)

*Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, University of California Press, 2006.

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Mauro Arrighi

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Sound-designer, composer and songwriter from Venice, now living in Kamakura. I compose and play electronic music and post-rock.

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