Midi Onodera

Senseless and Random (2019)

2019. This is the year the phenomenally breath-taking anime, “Akira” is set. Fictitiously the future is here and in that spirit this year’s video project is a faint reflection in a mirror we have yet look at. Speculative and science fiction have become the go-to genres we use to contextualize our reality and find a way to reflect on our global anxieties.

This year’s series title, “Senseless and Random” is in homage to Jack Womack’s exquisitely imagined novel, “Random Acts of Senseless Violence”. Published in 1993, the story is set in a near-future Manhattan and told from the perspective of a 12 year old girl. Written 25+ years ago, the pre-apocalyptic landscape of Manhattan feels more like a future visible on the horizon of today. The videos for this year are not necessarily about the present-future, they are more about random thoughts, unreal realities, and senseless current events. Welcome to the future!

Fox News

Posted January 1, 2019

Porcelain Moon

Posted February 1, 2019

salad for all my friends

Posted March 1, 2019

backed into a corner

Posted April 1, 2019

the outsider

Posted May 1, 2019

1968 Trace Decay Theory

Posted June 1, 2019

My Buddy pt 2

Posted July 1, 2019


Posted August 1, 2019


Posted September 1, 2019

Le Voile

Posted October 1, 2019

Scorpio Rising Without Anger

Posted November 1, 2019