06.11.2019 to 06.11.2019 - Raum D / Q21
Shinpei Takeda: Ghost Magnet Roach Motel
FREE ENTRY, ART, FILM & DIGITAL CULTURE
Before the film screening, there will be a talk with Roland Domenig (Professor for Japanese Film History at the Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo), Artist-in-Residence Shinpei Takeda and Marcello Farabegoli (curator "Japan Unlimited").
Ghost Magnet Roach Motel (70 minutes / 2016) is a punk musical documentary film which follows two American musicians, two Mexican artists and one Japanese filmmaker of the Punkformance unit "Ghost Magnet Roach Motel" as they go through their existential crisis and struggle from addiction in the border of USA and Mexico.
Director: Shinpei Takeda, Art Director: Daniel Ruanova
Featuring: Tony Cozano, Brian Sweda, Shinpei Takeda, Julio Orozco, Daniel Ruanova
Co-producer: Polen Audio Visual
Translation-Subtitles: Noemi Rodriguez, Josefina Pfütze, David Marker
Collaboration with Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf
Supported by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW
Shinpei Takeda is a visual artist and filmmaker. His works involve a wide range of themes regarding memories and history. He uses multi-media installations, sound interventions, documentary films, large-scale photography installations, and collaborative community projects in various public contexts.
Shinpei is also a Founder and creative director of The AJA Project, a nonprofit dedicated to working with resettled refugee children in San Diego and displaced youth in Colombia and Thailand using a participatory photography. As a filmmaker he works on films with diverse topics including pre-WWII Japanese immigration to Tijuana, Mexico and the atomic bomb survivors living in the Americas (Atopus Studio). As a performance artist, he directs Ghost Magnet Roach Motel, a noise performance unit from Tijuana, Mexico.