In this meeting of Japanese psychedelia Doc/Fest presents a chronology of rarely seen seminal short films of Toshio Matsumoto (1931-2017) with a sensory wave of sound from contemporary noise rock band Bo Ningen. From the mechanic rhythm of textile production in his early documentary film work Weavers of Nishijin (1961) to the weaving of frames within frames in video work Engram (1987) Matsumoto's world reverberates with cuts in observation and sound. Bo Ningen’s performance fuses disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves.

Toshio Matsumoto Shorts + Bo Ningen Live
  • Year2019

In this meeting of Japanese psychedelia, Doc/Fest presents a chronology of rarely seen seminal short films of Toshio Matsumoto (1931-2017) with a sensory wave of sound from contemporary noise rock band Bo Ningen. From the mechanic rhythm of textile production in his early documentary film work The Weavers of Nishijin (1961) to the weaving of frames within frames in video work Engram (1987), Matsumoto’s world reverberates with cuts in observation and sound. Bo Ningen’s performance fuses disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves.

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