If you work in an office job in any major city, chances are that that you know the monotonous drive that plagues the beginning and end of each work day. Independent filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo’s Eye Know starts off as a fairly typical journey thought the highways of Tokyo, but ends up as a kaleidoscopic dream.
Kondo gives a refreshing view on what would be yet another shaky drive lapse; stretching streetlamps and distorting the dull, beige concrete into spectacular light show. The pace of the audio seems to pulsate to the rhythm of the images. Ayako Taniguchi’s stylistic cutting in and out from mono to stereo can make you feel a little disoriented at times; a method that works.
The kaleidoscope was one of my favorite toys as a child. I loved the way images distorted into shapes and creating forms of their own. Eye Know brings me back to those times I remember so fondly. To see more from Kondo, check out his website.
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