An Observation

Aru kansatsu


  • Yoshiki Nishimura
  • Japan
  • 2013, 7 min
Photography: Yoshiki Nishimura
Editing: Yoshiki Nishimura
Sound: Yoshiki Nishimura
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue

Flipping footage of the sea creates the absorbing illusion of a heavy space that collapses off the screen into the theatre; thanks to careful framing, it nearly makes the head spin to watch such strange images. The film’s visual quality is further emphasized by subtle work with contrast and light at different times of day, causing the restless surface to create impressive abstract patterns.

The final approach to the surface of the water transforms the real image into a glimmering blanket whose folds below the floating horizon gently envelop the viewer.

Photo Gallery

Tohoku University of Art and Design
Yoshiki Nishimura
Kamisakurada 3-4-5, Yamagata City
990-9530 Japan
+(81) 90-2023-2997

Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Fascinations
Exhibition format: HD
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory