Daïchi Saïto: Material Traces

Daïchi Saïto: Material Traces

"The films of Saïto explore the relation between the corporeal phenomena of vision and the material nature of the medium, fusing a formal investigation of frame and juxtaposition with sensual and poetic expressions." Lumen Journal

Co-presented with Los Angeles Filmforum

In person: Daïchi Saïto

Over the past fifteen years, Montreal-based film artist Daïchi Saïto has created a singular body of analog film work in which the rigor of his conceptualization and execution is matched by the intense beauty and power of his images. Manipulating his film material by hand via chemistry and optics, Saïto’s work gives material dimension to otherwise elusive notions of ephemerality, confusion, subjectivity, and memory. REDCAT partners with Los Angeles Filmforum to bring Daïchi Saïto to Los Angeles for his first retrospective program here, thanks to the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. The evening features films in Super 8, 35mm, and 16mm double-projection, encapsulating a body of work and an evening of filmmaking that promises to astonish.

Daïchi Saïto’s visit is made possible by a grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. 

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Curated by Mark Toscano, Daïchi Saïto, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


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MON 2/12
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff