Shiro Takatani – between nature and technology

2019 – 52’ ­
Direction, camera, editing: Giulio Boato
Authors: Giulio Boato, Enrico Pitozzi
Music: Lorenzo Danesin

Producer: Léa Bardet

Production: Idéale Audience (Paris)

Co-production: Vosges TV, Museum

Distribution: EuroArts

Across Europe and Japan, this film covers over three decades of Shiro Takatani’s artistic journey through his installations, theatre and dance performances. Takatani and his collabo­ rators (including composer Ryuichi Sakamoto) explain the driving principles behind his work where nature and people are observed through modern tools. Takatani uses techno­ logy to improve our understanding of our environment: en­ hancing infinitely small organisms, showing large scale gala­ xies, creating an interaction between performers / dancers with cameras and large screens. Carefully selected perfor­ mances and installations – remarkably filmed – demonstrate the evolution of his work.

Festival and awards

Festivals 2020:  Centre Pompidou, films de danse (Paris), Competition at Master of Art film festival (Sofia),  Baltoscandal (Tallin)

Festivals 2019: Competition at FIFA festival of films on art (Montreal), SIFA Singapore Festival of Arts (Singapore), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), competition at IMZ Dance Screen 2019