Given that M-Agination cuts most scripts it receives, these films probably lost their effectiveness at other points in the process. Ironically enough, the films at the M-Agination Film Festival largely lacked imagination.
“It’s a really easy way for people to connect with something that isn’t necessarily a news headline of a political topic. Using art as a medium allows people to interface with their emotions more readily than, say, interacting with a headline,” Hobbs stated.
Last Sunday evening at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, I was transported to another world. Runyonland Productions, headed by School of Music, Theatre & Dance senior musical theater major Thomas Laub, put on a production of Adam Guettel’s “Myths and Hymns.”
Although the actors are in black suits and listening to jazz on the couch, their messages remain the same – even when togas are replaced with suits, the idea of jealousy in politics remains as constant now as it did over 2,000 years ago.
In harmony, the multi-leveled plains make for a surprisingly comfortable, multi-functional space. This works particularly well in Tokyo, where small living spaces are the norm and beds are typically laid across the floor. While, yet again Fujimoto pointed out the artificial orthogonality of these plains of wood and the metal beams that run through them he stressed that, collectively, they “softly surround you to create a human scale… just like the forest.”