"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. http://www.solent.ac.uk
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) https://www.facebook.com/RyokosWorld/timeline
Rire (singer) http://www.riremusic.com/plofile/
Eriko Kaniwa (photographer, entrepreneur) http://sensingalive.ifp3.com/#/page/home/
Takahiro Hayakawa (media artist, animator) http://takahirohayakawa.com
*Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, University of California Press, 2006.
Sound-designer, composer and songwriter from Venice, now living in Kamakura. I compose and play electronic music and post-rock.