Japanese animated films involve a painstaking production process which includes the meticulous design of the scenarios where the action takes place. Each cut stems from a collection of drawings and paintings that are still done by hand today. The exhibition ‘Proto Anime Cut’ shows us the behind the scenes process with documents that show the interest of animation artists in real-kei, a science-fiction anime based on the realistic construction of futuristic cities and landscapes.
The exhibition ‘Proto Anime Cut’, curated by David d’Heilly and Stefan Riekeles, was open to the public until 8 April 2012 at the Espai Cultural Caja Madrid of Barcelona and until 16 September 2012 at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. The exhibition catalogue, edited by Les Jardins des Pilotes, devotes one chapter to each of the five Japanese artists featured in the exhibition: Koji Morimoto, Takashi Watabe, Haruhiko Higami, Hiromasa Ogura and Hideaki Anno...[+]