A So Desu Ka
Steina, 1993, 9'30''

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In "A So Desu Ka" the audience is presented with a kaleidoscopic array of images depicting Japanese religious sites, objects, people and natural landscapes.

In manipulating the video footage Steina juxtaposes calm and tranquil imagery of traditional rituals the against the futuristic technology used in creating the video. Diegetic sounds are replaced by electronic noise. The images lose their original temporal and spacial boundaries but in turn gain a new, stand-alone qualities.

The second half of the video features dancing by the acclaimed choreographer, contemporary dancer and visual artist Saburo Teshigawara and his ensemble.

  • Date: 1993
  • Length: 9'30''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: (experimental) documentary (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: perception, sound (subject), travel, movement, image, electronics, dance (subject), culture