Around Michel Gondry's World

Spirited film director Michel Gondry is best known for his work on Björk's music videos and the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.With "Around Michel Gondry's World", you will have complete access to his creative world in two different exhibition spaces.

Part one, "The Home Movie Factory", is a workshop-type exhibition where you will be challenged to create your own original film with a range of different sets that include a back alley, a café and a train carriage. The Factory embodies Gondry's belief that anyone with a good idea can make a film and it offers the opportunity to experience all the processes of filmmaking from the writing of the screenplay to the shooting. No prior experience in filmmaking is required and each group will have an instructor on hand for support. Three hours later, you leave with a DVD of your own little masterpiece! Finished movies are screened to the group and added to the stock in the mock video store at the front of the museum, where they can be viewed by visitors on a widescreen television.
Visitors are welcome to simply visit the exhibition without participating in the workshop.

Part two, "Around the World in 19 Videos", is an installation featuring 19 of Michel Gondry's best-known music videos. Enter the labyrinthine world of Gondry's wildly inventive music videos, and admire the drawings of his latest work Is the Man who is Tall Happy? and the romantic and mysterious gadgets that appear in films such as Mood Indigo (L'Ecume des jours) and The Science of Sleep.

"Around Michel Gondry's World" teaser
Produced by Daigo Okada (Nihon University, College of Art, Department of Cinema)
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Highlights of the Exhibition

Create your own story in 12 different film sets
The "Home Movie Factory" is an interactive exhibition in which a group of approximately ten people takes on the task of writing a script, casting, producing, and filming, all within a three-hour period. There are twelve film sets available to let your imagination run free (for example, a cafe, a back alley, a train, a forest, an office), and you will use them to create an original short film with the group of people you just met at the Factory. Using various props and costumes, you can direct a love story, a thriller, or perhaps a romantic horror movie. The possibilities are endless. Experience or expertise in the use of filmmaking equipment is not required, and instructors will be on hand to support you in your creative endeavors. If you do not want to participate in the filmmaking process, you are also welcome to visit the sets and watch the Factory films produced by the previous attendees.

Enter the labyrinthine world of Gondry music videos
The magic of Gondry filmmaking, where the everyday landscape turns into a daydream, comes alive through some simple ideas, such as shifting perspective and mirrors, stop motion and reverse playbacks. The collection of videos presented in this part of the exhibition instantaneously transports the viewer into Michel's unique world. His music videos, in which he condenses his thriving ideas into a short-form format, represent the magic of his work at its most essential and potent. In this exhibition, nineteen of his best-known videos will be presented in the form of a unique installation, conceived by the filmmaker himself, and your journey through the labyrinthine world of Gondry's music videos can certainly fire up your own creative powers.

Not to be missed! Drawings and props from Gondry's films are coming for the first time to Japan
The exhibition will present some of the original drawings and props used in Michel Gondry's films, including sketches of his latest work "Is the Man who is Tall Happy?"(2013), the mysterious cuisine from Mood Indigo (2013), and the one-second time machine from The Science of Sleep (2006). These various objects will surely stimulate the imagination and will most certainly entertain not only Michel Gondry fans, but also those unacquainted with filmmaking.

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Clockwise from the top row:
Photo: Ariane Rousselier, 2012, Moscow, Courtesy: Home Movie Factory Association
Photo: Ariane Rousselier, 2012, Moscow, Courtesy: Home Movie Factory Association
Photo: Ariane Rousselier, 2014, Casablanca, Courtesy: Home Movie Factory Association
Photo: Ariane Rousselier, 2014, Casablanca, Courtesy: Home Movie Factory Association

How to take part in a workshop

Home Movie Factory | How to take part in a film making workshop

This program involves working in a group of 10-15 people to create your own movie, from writing the script to filming. Instructors will be on hand to ensure the filmmaking experience is relaxed and enjoyable even for complete beginners. Filmmaking equipment, costumes, props and so on will be supplied, so there's no need to bring anything. After the filming, you will have the opportunity to view your movie in a screening room, and one member of each group will be given a DVD of the movie. If you'd like to participate, please collect one of the numbered tickets issued at the venue on the day.

Open to ages: 6 and older
Time required: 3 hours
Held: Three times a day on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Morning session: 10:30-13:30
Lunch session: 12:15-15:15 *Except Nov.30
Afternoon session: 14:00-17:00
Place: Assemble at the entrance to the third-floor galleries, five minutes before the workshop
*Please note that the workshop guidance is given all in Japanese.
*Depending on the group, the back-end of the workshop may extend extra 30min from the scheduled time written above.
*On Nov.30th, Lunch Session will not be held.

★EXTRA workshop days★
Morning session】11/27(Thu)、12/5(Fri)、12/12(Fri)、12/16(Tue)、12/19(Fri)、12/26(Fri)
【Lunch session】11/27(Thu)
【Afternoon session】12/11(Thu)

Issuance of numbered tickets: Up to two numbered tickets for that day's workshops only will be issued to each person. If the second ticket is not required, please hand it to a staff member at least ten minutes before the workshop begins. Note that the issuance of numbered tickets will cease when the prescribed number of participants is reached.

Issued at: The reception desk (in front on the escalator) at the entrance to first-floor galleries.
Issued from: 10:00-10:30 (for the morning session) 11:45-12:15(for the lunch session) and 13:30-14:00 (for the afternoon session)
*For those who come before the opening hours, please line up infront of the main entrance door.
*Home Movie Factory workshop on the Oct.25th from 14:00-is prebooked event feat.the film director, Iguchi Nami. The Application for the participation deadline is closed as it has reached the fixed number.

Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo /
L'Association de l'Usine de Films Amateurs (The Home Movie Factory Association)




Supported by

Embassy of France, Institut français du Japon

In special cooperation of

TOKYO FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

In collaboration with

NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. /Honda Motor Co., Ltd./ CONDE HOUSE /agnès b. /ESMOD JAPON /
Nihon University College of Art, Department of Cinema/ ASAHI-SHUZO SAKE BREWING CO.,LTD. etc



Michel Gondry

ARTIST ページで使用する作家ポートレイト.jpegFeature filmmaker, commercial and award-winning music video director Michel Gondry often surprises himself with his own extraordinary ideas. Not one to limit himself to a single creative outlet, Gondry embraces each endeavor with the same creative flourish and always looks to entertain his audience with his latest idea or dream.

His recent filmography includes Mood Indigo (2013), based on the novel by Boris Vian, The Green Hornet (2011), The We and the I (2012), The Thorn in the Heart (2009), and Be Kind, Rewind (2008), which he wrote and directed and led to his debut book, You'll Like This Film Because You're In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol. Among his earlier films are The Science of Sleep (2006), Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005), the much-lauded Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and Human Nature (2001). Currently, Gondry is presenting around the world his latest film Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy: an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky.

Gondry is also a highly regarded and award-winning commercial and music video director. He directed Björk's Human Behavior, which won a slew of awards, and has collaborated with The White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, Beck, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Cibo Matto, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, Gary Jules, and Paul McCartney and most recently Metronomy's Love Letters.

Programs

■Artist talk by Michel Gondry and Books/DVD signing■ *giving out the tickets for this event has finished
(1) Artist talk *French-Japanese translation
Date+Time|Nov.3rd 14:00‐15:30
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
Fee|Free  *"Around Michel gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity|200people (numbered ticket system,first-come basis)
*Numbered tickets will be issued at the museum's information counter (situated in the main entrance hall) from 10:00 on Nov.3rd from 10:00. By showing "Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket/passport (either used or unused) you will receive a numbered ticket. We will only issue one ticket per person. Please note that the numbered ticket is not the seating number.
*The issuance of numbered ticket will cease when the prescribed number has been issued.

(2) Book and DVD signing *giving out the tickets for this event has finished
Time|15:30-16:00 (start/finish times may fluctuate slightly)
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F (same place as the artist talk)
Open to Artist talk attendees and people who have purchased Gondry DVDs or books only.
Capacity 50 people (numbered ticket system)
*Numbered tickets will be issued at the Museum Shop from 10:00 on the day to people who have purchased Gondry DVDs, books or "Around Michel Gondry's World" canvas bag. Those who have made purchase should show their receipt before receiving a ticket.
*Note that the issuance of numbered tickets will cease when the prescribed number has been issued.

Special Conversations: Insight on how to go about getting started with Home Movie
*giving out the tickets for this event has finished

*French-Japanese translation
Speakers|Michel Gondry, Nami Iguchi (Film Director),Naoko Ogigami (Film Director), Idea Oshima (Graphic designer)
Date+Time|Nov. 2nd (sun) 14:00‐16:00 
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
Fee|Free *"Around Michel gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity|200people (numbered ticket system,first-come basis)
*Numbered tickets will be issued at the museum's information counter (situated in the main entrance hall) from 10:00 on Nov.2nd from 10:00. By showing "Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket/passport (either used or unused) you will receive a numbered ticket. We will only issue one ticket per person.Please note that the numbered ticket is not the seating number.
*The issuance of numbered ticket will cease when the prescribed number has been issued.

■Home Movie factory feat. Film director Naoko Ogigami■
荻上監督ポートレイト小.jpgFilm director NaokoOgigami (Kamome Shokudo, Megane) will make a short film at the venue.
A great chance to see her on the set!

Date+TimeOct. 17th (fri) 13:00-16:00
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 3F galleries
*Finished work will be showing at the viewing room (Foyer, situated next to the museum store) on the same day around 16:00-


Home Movie Factory feat. film director Nami Iguchi
 
※Application for this event is closed as it has reached the fixed number

井口監督ポートレート小.jpgFilm director Nami Iguchi (Don't Laugh At My Romance, Yukihiko Nishino's Love and Adventure) will make a short film at the venue together with general participants.
*Program is offered only in Japanese.

Date+Time|Oct. 25th (sat) 14:00-17:00
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 3F galleries
Capacity|15 people (e-mail reservation necessary / first-come basis) Observers welcome.

■Film Screening■
TOKYO! (2008) 112min
Date+Time|Sep. 28th (sun)  15:00-17:00
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
Fee|Free  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity|200people (first-come basis)

Collection of Godry's short films
Date+Time|Oct.18th (sat) 15:00-17:00
Venue|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
Fee|Free  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity|200people (first-come basis)
Short films|
1. L'expedition Fatale/ The Fatal Expedition (1986) 2'14"
2. HERVE DI ROSA "VIVA DI ROSA" (1988) 3'30"
3. My Brother's 24th Birthday (1988) 3'53"
4. The Letter/La Lettre (2001) 13'21"
5. Tiny (2004) 1'03"
6. Three Dead People (2004) 2'50"
7. The History of the Universe by Michel Gondry (2008) 0'46"
8. One Day (2001) 7'09" 
9. My New York Diary (2008) 17'40" 
10. How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's story) (2009) 14'08"
11. I've Been 12 Forever (Part 2) (2004) 40'23"
12. I've Been 12 Forever (Part 1) (2004) 35'56"

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy: an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) 88min
★Q&A session with Michel Gondry★ *giving out the tickets for this event has finished
Date+TimeNov.3rd (mon)  17:00-19:30 
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
FeeFree  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity200people (numbered ticket system, first-come basis)
*Numbered tickets will be issued at the museum's information counter (situated in the main entrance hall) from 10:00 on Nov.3rd from 10:00. By showing "Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket/passport (either used or unused) you will receive a numbered ticket. We will only issue one ticket per person. Please note that the numbered ticket is not the seating number.
*The issuance of numbered ticket will cease when the prescribed number has been issued.

The Thorn in the Heart (2009) 86min 
Date+TimeNov. 22nd (sat) 15:00-17:00
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
FeeFree  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity200people (first-come basis)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005) 103min 
Date+TimeDec.7th (sun) 15:00-17:00
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
FeeFree  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity200people (first-come basis)

Be Kind, Rewind (2008) 102min 
Date+TimeDec.13th (sat) 15:00-17:00
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Auditorium B2F
FeeFree  *"Around Michel Gondry's World" exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event
Capacity200people (first-come basis)

Information

Period

Sep 27 (sat)-Jan 4 (sun) 2015

Closed on

Mondays (except 10.13, 11.3, 11.24), 10.14, 11.4, 11.25

Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) Exhibition Gallery 3F, 1F・Room B, Foyer

Opening Hours

10:00-18:00
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing hour.

Admission

Adults: 1,000yen/ University Students, Over 65: 800yen/ High School & Junior High Students: 600yen/ Elementary School & Under: Free
*Admission is free for visiting and participating only in the "Home Movie Factory" part of the exhibition.
*Free entry to MOT collection ticket holders

Passport Ticket  
Enjoy the exhibition as many times as you like with a premium Passport Ticket!
Visit us 5 times and get a Michel Gondry autographed item! (limited to the first 100 five-time visitors)
Adults: 2,400yen/ University Students, Over 65: 1,900yen/ High School & Junior High Students: 1,400yen
*Offer is not valid with any other discounts.
*Passport ticket holders are also permitted free entry to the MOT collection.

Access

From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.
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Inquiry

+81-3-5245-4111(General Information)
+81-3-5405-8686(Hello Dial)

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