(May 1996, 8 min)
“Epitaph” was conceived as a kind of requiem made from audiovisual materials; I wanted to express with abstract shapes my grief at the death of my father. No scenario exists in this video. As a motif, the figure of my father taken by a videio as a family record appears repeatedly. To add variation to the repetition, various abstract shapes are overlapped.
The sound part of this piece mainly consists of my father’s voice and electronic sounds. The word “arigato”, which means “thank you” in japanese, is repeated throughout. Japanese saxophnist Ryo Noda played the materials of all the electronic sounds, which originate from the saxophone, and are tonally modified by the computer.