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.

home movie 10

Posted December 1, 2014

‘Tis the season!

home movie 9

Posted November 1, 2014

No one knows what the future will hold.

home movie 8

Posted October 1, 2014

Memories are as fragile as spider webs.

home movie 7

Posted September 1, 2014

Were you around in 1967? Does this song sound familiar?

home movie 6

Posted August 1, 2014

To this day, I don’t like plums.

home movie 5

Posted July 1, 2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

home movie 4

Posted June 1, 2014

Birthdays, somehow they’re always disappointing.

home movie 3

Posted May 1, 2014

I admit it, I love this song.

home movie 2

Posted April 1, 2014

Dancing is really a frame of mind.

home movie 1

Posted March 1, 2014

Time stands still for no one, only the movie camera.