Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
07 nov., 17:30

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Germany

País de Rodagem Filming Country Japan

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 10’0”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short

Género Genre

Língua Language No Dialogue

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Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

“Pintado em silêncio, o sonho de um pardal invoca harmonias atemporais. No coração da geometria universal, a semente da calma é formada.” Otonashi é uma viagem filosófica através de experiências internas e externas da existência humana – uma meditação audiovisual de transmutações futurísticas sobre o Hannya Shingyō japonês.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

“Painted in silence, a sparrow’s dream invokes timeless harmonies. In the heart of the universal geometry, the seed of calm is formed.” Otonashi is a philosophical voyage through inner and outer experiences of the human existence – an audiovisual meditation of futuristic transmutations about the Japanese Hannya Shingyō.

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Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
“Form is emptiness” is probably the best-known basis and illumination of Buddhist philosophy, the essence of the so-called Heart Sutra. Translated from Sanskrit into Chinese and later transliterated into Japanese language, the Heart Sutra is known as Hannya Shingyō | 般若心経 in Japan and is recited by millions of Buddhists today. I first came into contact with the Heart Sutra in my youth during my time in China. One cannot escape the beauty and clarity of its content, regardless of whether one feels drawn to Buddhism or not. It wasn’t until much later, during my travels to Japan, that I encountered the Heart Sutra again, during a nightly ceremony in Okunoin on Mount Koya. This deeply emotional experience inspired me to write a music composition, a piece for solo violin and percussion. I named the piece “Otonashi” – which can best be translated as “silence” in terms of “soundlessness” – to express the essential equality of sound and silence from a Buddhist point of view. The violin has to use special techniques throughout the composition in order to move away from the typical violin sound and sound more like a Japanese flute called shakuhachi. The percussion has exactly the opposite role here: opulent soundscapes are created from more soundless noises. I’ve known Nikola Gocić’s works of art for quite a while and I really appreciate his extraordinary style. He manages to generate amazement and emotions again and again through his collages. There is a peculiar magic inherent in his art, a surreal beauty and aesthetics that awakens inner stories to be told. In the autumn of 2020, Nikola published a collage with the title “The Second Name of Serenity”. It shows a sparrow in the midst of a surreal landscape of abstract elements. From my point of view, a masterpiece that directly captivates the viewer. The geometry of the work immediately reminded me of the typical structure of Japanese haiku poetry. So I contacted Nikola to ask him to collaborate on the cinematic implementation of “Otonashi”. He immediately agreed and a wonderful and inspiring, sometimes almost telepathic collaboration emerged, one that still has a positive effect on me. A total of 11 collages were created, which I then tried to subtly animate, reshape and edit in an abstract-narrative manner. I used large parts of my original composition for this. With each collage, however, the geometry, shape and color of the composition had to be partly rewritten or completely adapted. A reverse synaesthetic work flow, which was a new and very exciting experience for me as a composer. The result is a visualization of the sound and a sounding of the visible in order to reveal the ethereal world behind substance and phenomena. A philosophical journey through inner and outer worlds of experience of the human being – an audio-visual meditation of futuristic transmutations on the Japanese Hannya Shingyō |般若心経, a meditation about the existence and non-existence of things. ___ “Painted in silence, a sparrow’s dream invokes timeless harmonies. In the heart of the universal geometry, the seed of calm is formed.” – Nikola Gocić

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

Martin Gerigk (*1972) is a composer of contemporary music. His repertoire includes compositions for orchestra and chamber music, as well as several solo concertos. In addition to his compositional work he is known for his remarkable audiovisual art. In 2007 he was engaged as “Composer in Residence” of the Orchestra of Hagen. The commissioned work “Backlights” was broadcasted in the WDR radio. His compositions are performed nationally and internationally including in Korea, Japan, USA, England, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to his work as a composer Martin Gerigk is also in demand as an arranger of orchestral and chamber music of different eras. In this context he works together with renowned international soloists and ensembles, like Vilde Frang, the Fauré Quartet or the Mandelring Quartet. His films won several international prizes and were screened at noted festivals like Asolo Film Festival, International Digital Arts Festival Videoformes, Girona Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival, USA Film Festival, New Jersey Film Festival, Sidney International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, Sherman Oaks Film Festival, Canberra Short Film Festival, Film and Video Poetry Symposium Los Angeles, Syracuse Film Festival or ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.

Data de conclusão year 2021-01-25Distribuição Distribution
Exibições Exhibitions

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Realização Director Martin GerigkPrimeira Obra First Time No

Projecto Académico Academic Project No

Produção Production Martin Gerigk*

Produtores Producers Martin Gerigk

Elenco Keycast Nikola Gocić, Martin Schminke, Tobias Liebezeit, Cauro Hige

Outros Créditos Other Credits Music: Martin Gerigk

Argumento Screenplay Martin Gerigk

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