Temps sonore
Toshihiro Nobori (JP)
Temps sonore

The sense of the present as a privileged time is found frequently in the world we live in, as in the phrase “live for the present,” uttered in films and TV series. We leave the past behind and look to the future. Because the present is more important than the past and the past is located after the present. This easily asserted system of forgetting shapes our distorted presence. Why shouldn’t we hold on to the past? The important thing is to resist forgetting. These questions are not the subject of this film alone, but inform my work in general. Does the history of cinema still exist? The Bergsonian theory of time, introduced here, creates a crack in the image we have of the past-present. Bergson points out that time is perceived only as being replaced by a divided visual space. He also discusses memory, explaining that the present is not a kind of point that finally becomes the past, but is instead always linked to the past, i.e. the present is a complex of the past and the present, and therefore a crystal. It is precisely the multiple moments that take place in the Virtual Reality space that literally remain in the same space. There is no superiority and the multiple characters are sometimes linked and sometimes independent. Couples who have broken up in the past continue to meet and they may not have seen the same present at the time they met.

Toshihiro Nobori
Toshihiro Nobori Japon
Promotion Marie Curie

Born in 1990 in Japan, he made his first short films while studying philosophy at university. In 2020 he entered Le Fresnoy - Studio national where he continued his cinematographic research on the uncertain image and haptics, based on the theories of Gilles Deleuze.

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains