Thursday, October 10, 2013

10/16/13 Tomonari Nishikawa

Tomonari Nishikawa

Sketch Film #1 (2005, 3 min., super 8, 18fps, silent, US)
Sketch Film #2 (2005, 3 min., super 8, 18fps, silent, US)
Market Street (2005, 5 min., 16mm, silent, US)
Sketch Film #3 (2006, 3 min., super 8, 18fps, silent, US/Japan)
Sketch Film #4 (2007, 3 min., super 8, 18fps, silent, US)
Sketch Film #5 (2007, 3 min., super 8, 18fps, silent, US)
Clear Blue Sky (2006, 4 min., MiniDV, sound, US)
Building 945 (2007, 3 min. video documentation, mixed media, US)
Into the Mass (2007, 6 min., dual 16mm, silent, US)
Tokyo – Ebisu (2010, 5 min., 16mm, sound, Japan)
Shibuya – Tokyo (2010, 10 min., 16mm, sound, Japan)
45 7 Broadway (2013, 5 min., 16mm, sound, US)

Tomonari Nishikawa started filmmaking in 2001 when he was a student at
Binghamton University. His works have been screened at film festivals
worldwide, including Berlinale, Hong Kong International Film Festival,
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Film Festival, New
York Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. His film,
Market Street, received Film Award at EXiS: Experimental Film and
Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea. He showed a series of Super 8
and 16mm films at MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 2010.
Nishikawa also works on installation projects, and such works have
been exhibited at Disjecta Art Space, Headlands Center for the Arts,
and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. One of his installations,
Building 945, received the 2008 Grant Award from the Museum of
Contemporary Cinema. In 2011, he was invited to conduct a 3-day
filmmaking workshop at WORM.filmwerkplaats in Rotterdam.

Since 2006, Nishikawa has been curating screening programs for various
venues, including Early Monthly Segments in Toronto, Segal Centre in
Montréal, and Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative
Visions in Tokyo. He is a co-funder of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental
Film and Video Festival (Malaysia) and Transient Visions: Festival of
the Moving Image (Johnson City, NY). He was appointed as a screening
program consultant for the 2010 Aichi Art Triennale in Japan, and he
served as a juror for the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2012 Big Muddy
Film Festival, and 2013 dresdner schmalfilmtage.

Nishikawa is a recipient of 2008-09 Asian Public Intellectual
Fellowship, spending one year in Malaysia and Thailand to research
personal filmmaking scenes in the region. He was a member of the
2008-10 Board of Directors of Canyon Cinema, a distribution company of
experimental films in San Francisco.