PLASMA presents: Tomonari Nishikawa - Monday, March 11.

Tomonari Nishikawa.

Tomonari Nishikawa

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Monday, March 11th, the Department of Media Study's PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, And Screenings in Media Art)​presents an IN-PERSON talk and screening by Tomonari Nishikawa  at 6:15 pm EST in the Center for the Arts, Room 112.

As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public. For remote access to the series, use Zoom Meeting ID: 983 4611 3436 with PASSWORD: 178187

Tomonari Nishikawa’s films explore the idea of documenting a scene in the public space through a chosen medium and techniques, while his performances focus on the process of producing a visual and sound phenomenon using analog devices. His films have screened at film festivals worldwide, such as Berlinale, Hong Kong, New York, Rotterdam, and Toronto, and he performed at Block Museum, Chicago Film Society, Exploratorium, Microscope Gallery, Nanahari, among others. Nishikawa is also an active film curator, and he founded SEFF Binghamton and co-founded KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video, & Music Festival and Transient Visions. Nishikawa currently teaches in the Cinema Department at Binghamton University.

PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is taught and organized by Dr. Elia Vargas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Study, with co-sponsorship from the UB Department of Art, Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, The Buffalo Institute of Contemporary Art, and the UB Digital Humanities Research Workshop.

Upcoming PLASMA Lectures:


Monday March 25 CECI MOSS

Monday April 1   JENSON LEONARD

Monday April 8   ANNE PASEK

Monday April 15 TJ DEMOS

Monday April 22 ORPHAN DRIFT

Monday April 29 MARK SHEPARD

Monday May 6    CHRISTINE MARIE 

For more information regarding the series:

The recordings of previous presentations can be found on MediaStudy@UB's PLASMAYouTube Channel