Takashi Makino Solo Exhibition “Collage and Anti-cosmos” Related Event|Live Performance & Talk Event

Live Performance & Takashi Makino x Gen Umezu Talk Event

Live performance “Space Noise 3D”, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2013
©︎Takashi Makino, Photo by Johann Lurf, Courtesy of international Film Festival Rotteldam

As a part of Takashi Makino’s current solo exhibition “Collage and Anti-cosmos“, we will be hosting a live performance featuring drummer Iwao Yamazaki and talk with critic/curator Gen Umezu.
This live performance will showcase “Space Noise 3D”, which was originally presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2013, and has been constantly modified and performed in more than 20 countries worldwide. It is a unique audiovisual performance that combines projected 16mm film with real-time generated video on a single screen. Live music will be performed by Makino (Noise/Electronics) with Yamazaki (Drums) this time.
Following the performance, a talk event will feature Makino in conversation with critic/curator Umezu, who has followed Makino’s work for years.
Please do not miss this valuable opportunity, and we look forward to your visit.

Date & Time: 2023.10.20 (Fri.)
19:30 – 21:00 (Open 19:00 / Start 19:30)
Live Performance (Approx. 30 min.)
Talk (Approx. 45 min.)
*The starting and ending times may vary depending on the progress of the day.

Takashi Makino, Iwao Yamazaki (Sound Designer, Drummer)

Takashi Makino, Gen Umezu (Art Studies)

Language: Japanese

Admission: ¥1,500 (with 1 drink)
Booking through ArtSticker or e-mail
*ArtSticker tickets available on 10.16 (Mon.) 18:00 –
*Same-day tickets are available. However please be aware that seatings are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Venue: ANOMALY, Tokyo

Artist / Speaker Profile:

Takashi Makino
Born in Tokyo in 1978, currently residing in Kanagawa Prefecture, Filmmaker.
Graduated from the Fine Art Department of Nihon University College of Art with a degree in cinema. Upon his graduation, he went to the United Kingdom, where he received insights into film, lighting, and music at Koninck studios, the London atelier of the Brothers Quay. Subsequently, he worked as a colorist and was in charge of coloration for many theatre movies as well as CFs and music videos. While refining his skills related to film and video, he began showing works of his own in 2004. He shoots natural phenomena, people, streets, and other existing objects in film, video, and a variety of other formats. At the editing stage, he makes constructs that look as if they go on forever by superimposing these images. The resulting works, which are extremely organic and imaginative, have been highly praised internationally. While currently based in Japan, he is presenting films, music, installations, and audio-visual performances in countries around the world. He has also been energetically involved in projects of collaboration with prominent musicians including Jim O’Rourke, Otomo Yoshihide, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takuma Watanabe, Machinefabriek, Lawrence English, and Grouper.


Iwao Yamazaki
Sound Designer, Drummer.
A member of the filmmakers’ collective called KUZOKU, and has created the sound for the film Saudade onwardYamazaki was a drummer in psychedelic rock bands in the 90s like Ghost and Overhang Party, and has collaborated with international musicians such as Damon and Naomi, Hugh Hopper, and others.
Currently, Yamazaki plays the drums in an improvied band “Out to”, and has been working on a new project with bassist Makoto Nomura (ex Pablo Picasso). In the video piece Memento Stella by Takashi Makino, he worked on immersive sound mixing, and he was in charge of sound mixing for Makino’s new work Anti-cosmos.
This will be the first collaborative live performance with Makino.


Gen Umezu
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1966. Critic, Curator.
Completed the Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Tama Art University in 1991. Then he worked as a curator from the same year until 2021 at The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. Critic/Curator specializing in fine art, photography, video and music.
His recent curated events/exhibitions are “DE/construct: Updating Modernism- three programs about Yuzuru Agi” (NADiff modern & SuperDeluxe, 2014), “100th Birth Anniversary, Q-Ei” (The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, 2011) and more.