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Noriyuki Suzuki ‘Journal(ism)’

Synopsis:

The origin of the word "Journal" is French word “jour” which means day. From this point of view, the word originally didn't have any ideology unlike today's journalism. In 70’s Japanese photographer, Takuma Nakahira(1938-2015) pointed out this significance in his book, “Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary”(1973). According to his book, essence of filming should come down not to expression of certain ideology which photographer or journalist has, but to this innocent action(filming) itself. And this would namely be a journal, to keep a diary. The camera is just a machine which can control our sights, although we normally think that we control the machine instead of that point of view. But this has no totally negative meanings for him, because the filming is a momentary encounter which he has never expected, and it’s a opportunity to discover the “new gaze”. In this work “journal(ism)", I tried to apply his concept to moving film, and reveal new aspect of the reality of a daily life. Many of shots were filmed by iphone, because iphone is an appropriate gadget to represent not only the sight, but also physical action, so that can show relationship between human and camera well. This film, made by unknown individual, which is not valuable in the so-called journalism, only indicates that a person existed in a continued time, in a place. This personal "journal(ism)" is an alternative journalism.

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Cast: none

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Filmography

 

„Fragment”(2012)

time: 6’32”

format: DCP, color

 

2014

Toride International Film Festival  ( Toride , Japan )

 

2013

Up-and-Coming Int. Film Festival Hannover  ( Hannover , Germany )

17th. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur  ( Winterthur , Switzerland )

EPSON Projection Challenge 2013 in Okinawa  ( Okinawa , Japan )

39th Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences (JASIAS) award  ( Tokyo , Japan )

ARES International Film and Media Festival  ( Siracusa , Italy )

59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen  ( Oberhausen , Germany )

7th CeC – Carnival of eCreativity  ( Sattal , India )

 

2012

8th Cologne International Videoart Festival

 

„1111”(2014)

time: 3’46”

format: DCP, color

 

2014

Toride International Film Festival  ( Toride , Japan )

 

„Ammor Summum”(2015)

time: 3’45”

format: DCP, color

 

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Biography:

Born in Fukushima, Japan in 1985.

Experimental film maker.

live in Bremen, Germany.

Noriyuki Suzuki 'Journal(ism)'Japan, 2014 | 4’48” |

Resolution: 1920x1080 - Format: DCP - Sound: PCM

Experimental, Art, Short Credits: Noriyuki Suzuki