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Jun Kurosawa : Sky's Gone Out

Selected works vol.2

Year: 1988-2003, 58 mins
Code: KR-Jun2

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A remastered anthology of Japanese artist Jun Kurosawa’s short films. 
Volume 2

His films constantly long for something, and simultaneously pursue a primitive desire of things. Kurosawa employs a harsh cinematic style, with an interest in humanity's dangerous relationships with technology. 

Reflected light of water’s surface and sunlight that penetrates glass, the shadow of the blue sky and things. In the darkness of a theater space, the fixed light on a film becomes various modes through tungsten light.

Selected experimental works by Jun Kurosawa that one would be attracted by the mystique and beauty of a film.


INTERVIEW: on Early Activities by Hirotaka Kitazawa (Interviewee: Jun Kurosawa)


1.hi ka ri / 1988, super-8, color, 5:37 min
2.COMPOSITION / 1989, super-8, color, 2:28 min
3.The film about thinking of lights by using cheap wine glass./ 1989, super-8, color, 2:21 min
4.SURFACE / 1989, super-8, color, 2:57 min
5.SKY’S GONE OUT / 1988, single-8, color, 3:15 min
6.IN HEAVEN / 1988, super-8, color, 7:08 min
7.LENS OF SPINOZA / 1989, super-8, color, 13 min
8.REQUIEM / 1989, single-8, color, 13 min

Jun Kurosawa:
Born in 1964, Jun Kurosawa studied art science at the Tama Art University. While in college, he learned filmmaking by Sakumi Hagiwara. After graduation, he related not only to Japanese experimental film movements but also to Japanese contemporary art scene. His works contains a wide variety of artistic genres: industrial-music, performances, and opera.
Since 1989 numerous screenings and awards in Japan and abroad. As an example, solo exhibition metaphysical philosophy of light in Studio Arms [1990] , special screening A perfect hospital room in Ebisu East Gallery [1994] , and he has in charge of curation at the Ebisu international film festival [1996].

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