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Cinematic Oblivion


Dec 2, 2017

A seminal Japanese punk film entertains and then annoys us, calling into question our strictly attentive approach to film-viewing. We investigate the film's component parts in a brief survey of experimental film, cyberpunk, and early music video aesthetics, and try to imagine scenarios and spaces where Burst City (1982) would best fit. 

Chapter 1: How do you watch Experimental Film? (2:35)

Chapter 2: Cyberpunk vs. Japanese Cyberpunk (13:55)

Chapter 3: How do you watch Burst City? (20:11)