Exhibition

Around Michel Gondry's World

27 Sep 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Tokyo
Tōkyō-to, Japan

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Spirited film director Michel Gondry is best known for his work on Björk's music videos and the filmEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.With "Around Michel Gondry's World", you will have complete access to his creative world in two different exhibition spaces.

Part one, "The Home Movie Factory", is a workshop-type exhibition where you will be challenged to create your own original film with a range of different sets that include a back alley, a café and a train carriage. The Factory embodies Gondry's belief that anyone with a good idea can make a film and it offers the opportunity to experience all the processes of filmmaking from the writing of the screenplay to the shooting. No prior experience in filmmaking is required and each group will have an instructor on hand for support. Three hours later, you leave with a DVD of your own little masterpiece! Finished movies are screened to the group and added to the stock in the mock video store at the front of the museum, where they can be viewed by visitors on a widescreen television.
Visitors are welcome to simply visit the exhibition without participating in the workshop.

Part two, "Around the World in 19 Videos", is an installation featuring 19 of Michel Gondry's best-known music videos. Enter the labyrinthine world of Gondry's wildly inventive music videos, and admire the drawings of his latest work Is the Man who is Tall Happy? and the romantic and mysterious gadgets that appear in films such as Mood Indigo (L'Ecume des jours) and The Science of Sleep.

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