MCA Screen: Tatsu Aoki, formalism, structuralism, and reduction

Free (with admission)


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Tatsu Aoki has been creating experimental films for more than 30 years. Aoki introduces selections from his lesser-seen works on 16 mm and presents the Chicago premiere of his digital work Pages. Jonathan Chen, on electronics, and Jamie Kempkers, on cello, accompany the screenings, creating a live soundscape and improvised music.

The sum of Aoki’s massive filmography is an abstract visual journey of space and time that creates a singular world of waiting and pursuing. His body of minimalist and structuralist films gives shape to his belief in a spiritual paradise that is serene and simple yet full of change and chance.