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In this short video, Hiroshi Kondo uses lights from a late-night highway drive through his home city of Tokyo as inspiration for a kaleidoscopic ballet. Set to the frenzied piano score of Ayako Taniguchi, the film quickly transforms common sights into reflected images that render the urban space magical, the familiar otherworldly.
Director: Hiroshi Kondo
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