Out Town Willow

A super 8 document of a Spring weekend afternoon in the Demachiyanagi area of Kyoto, exploring literal and figurative time distortions. Filmed on a single reel of 30 year old Kodachrome, it was processed in a home-made soup of instant coffee, vitamin C, and soda.

  • Michael Lyons
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sur la Ville de Saule
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Film Art, Video Art, Experimental, DIY, Glitch
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 47 seconds
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8 (long expired)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Analogue Recurring
    London, UK
    July 17, 2015
    European Premiere
  • The 8 Fest 2016
  • Broke LA Music + Arts Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
Director Biography - Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons is a researcher and artist based in Kyoto, Japan.

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Director Statement

This film is one of a series of recent works exploring the materiality and texture of hand-processed small gauge film, and the qualities of indeterminacy, and serendipity. The raw materials are long-expired Kodachrome film and film developers made from household ingredients. My tools are old Super 8 cameras purchased cheaply in flea markets and an obsolete telecine machine, acquired for a song.