Tomonari Nishikawa (Japan/USA) was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in 1969. He studied economics in Japan, but quickly became disenchanted, finding himself increasingly enthralled by European cinema, and the films of Shuji Terayama and Toshio Matsumoto. In 1999 he immigrated to the United States with the goal of becoming a filmmaker, and began studying cinema and philosophy at SUNY Binghamton in 2001 as a student of Ken Jacobs, Julie Murray, and Vincent Grenier. He later received his MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute, studying under Ernie Gehr. Nishikawa has completed nearly 20 films since 2003, which have screened at film festivals and museums internationally, including the Berlinale, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and Toronto International Film Festivals, New York Film Festival, MoMA P.S.1, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and many editions of Media City Film Festival. Nishikawa was a recipient of the Nippon Foundation Fellowship to research experimental film/video in Southeast Asia. He is a co-founders of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival and Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image (New York). He lives between Japan and the USA, and currently teaches in the Cinema Department at Binghamton University.
SHIBUYA-TOKYO BY TOMONARI NISHIKAWA
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FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM: Shibuya-Tokyo, 10 min, 2010