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nishikawa
Tokyo - Ebisu (5 min., 2010, Japan)
JR (Japan Railway Company) Yamanote Line is one of the Japan's busiest lines, consisting
of 29 stations and running as a loop. The film shows the views from the platforms of 10 stations
in this line, from Tokyo Station to Ebisu Station clockwise. The in-camera visual effects and
the layered soundtrack may exaggerate the sense of being at the actual locations, while suggesting the equipments that were used for capturing the audio and visual.

Shibuya - Tokyo (10 min., 2010, Japan)

As a following sequence of Tokyo - Ebisu, this film shows the views around the entrances
of 20 stations in JR Yamanote Line, from Shibuya Station to Tokyo Station clockwise.



Biography


Since he graduated from Binghamton University in 2003, Nishikawa has been showing his films
and videos at film festivals, including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. He also works on installations, and one of such works, Building 945, received the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Cinema Grant. He worked as a guest adviser/curator of Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in Tokyo, and he is one of the co-founders of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival in Malaysia, for which he works now as a festival adviser.
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