Tokyo Tonight (2003)

Single Screen Video
Standard Video, colour, stereo sound, 4 mins 20 secs
Shot in miniDV in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK, in  2003

Tokyo Tonight is the second part of a trilogy of films that examines 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 inside train, to looking at it as it passes by. The film explores how one image can lead us to multiple little narratives and how sound can lead us to other images.

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