Tokyo Tonight

Tokyo Tonight, 2003

2003 – 4 mins 30 secs – stereo sound – DV
(Shot in Hastings, UK in miniDV in 2002)

Tokyo Tonight is the second part of a trilogy of films that examine how the digital scrolling of images affects perception and narrative. The film takes as its starting point the image of a train passing in front of a static camera. This is juxtaposed to a layered soundtrack of ambient sounds and a contemplative voice-over of three characters speaking in different languages. Their reflections move our attention from the inside of the train to the image of looking at it passing by. The film explores how one image can lead us to a myriad little narratives and how sound can lead us to other images.

Direction, Production, Camera, Editing and Sound – Aikaterini Gegisian