Midi Onodera
Moving Image Artist

Kicking Around (2014)

2014 is the international year of crystallography. Not only is crystallography really cool and beautiful, it has also informed the development of contemporary industry, medicine, and technology. It is sometimes the smallest things that have the largest impact!

This year’s project revolves around found footage: 8mm home movies, discarded ephemeral films, and other footage collected over the years. The genealogy of the filmic avant-garde stems from found footage filmmaking. Soviet filmmakers working in the 1920’s and 1930’s such as Esfir Shub, Sergei Eisenstein, and Lev Kuleshov worked with found footage as raw material, which directly impacted their philosophy of film. It is a practice that deals inherently with both history and cultural reception, revealing the role of recorded images in our collective imagination.

To browse and view the videos in this series, click here.

In the series 2012-2014