Abraham Ravett

Horse/Kappa/House (1995) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan is the setting for The Legends of Tono (Tono monogatari), a unique collection of regional folktales, gathered in the early 20th century by Yanagita Kunio. The tales manifest and explain invisible forces and malevolent events which shape the psycho-cultural dimensions of Japanese indigenous beliefs and folk faith. Inspired by The Legends of Tono, HORSE/KAPPA/HOUSE records the surrounding landscape in a number of small villages throughout Iwate Prefecture in order to create a cinematic space which echoes, by implication and association, the external and unseen world in the environment. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Semana de Cinema Experimental, Madrid; Humboldt Film Festival; Athens Film/Video Festival; Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival; Sydney Film Festival; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Victoria Int'l Film Festival.

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