2012

From what I understand about Makino's process of creation, it's an order of addition. Layering image on top of image on top of image until any discernable features are eliminated from the individual pieces themselves. Yet his final product reads to me as deconstructive piece. With every image attempting to make itself seen, fragmentation occurs. Segments reveal themselves, sometimes momentarily, most of the time never. But I would be hard pressed to call the resulting creation chaos. It's presentation strikes me as too purposeful to be an act of improvisation (per se) in the editing room or live. The fragmentation of every image's most basic structure renders it down to it's fundamental core. Excesses removed until all that remain are pixilations of light and shadow.