Video installation. Kyoto Art Center, Japan, 2009
In Japan, special rites are used in order to transcend time and honor the changing seasons.
‘Storm in a Teacup’ is a visual meditation about the passage of time.
The installation contrasts a timeless ceremony with the accelerating speed of modern life.
Continuous HD video projection, 8 minutes
Written and directed by Ram Katzir
Cinematography and sound design by Yoav Dagan
Final mix by Guy Steer
Cast: Tea master: Nara Mutsuko (Sohboku)
Tea ceremony guests: Yukiko Enoki, Emi Onishi, Reiko Matsui
Special appearance by: Nozomi N700 bullet train
Monk: Daiko Matsuyama, Taizo-In Zen Temple
Photos by Tomas Svab and RK
Co-produced by Fonds BKVB, the Netherlands and Tint Post Productions, Johannesburg, South Africa
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