THE BABY BIRDS OF NORMAN MCLAREN
Based on McLaren’s film Begone Dull Care (1949), Mirai Mizue’s The Baby Birds of Norman McLaren is an abstract animated video depicting the metamorphosis of various white animals on a coloured background. This playful kaleidoscope of images is set to the dancing rhythms of the song Poker by Shugo Tokumaru.
Born in Tokyo, Mirai Mizue is a leading figure in Japan’s new generation of abstract-animation filmmakers. His films have been screened in some 20 different countries and have received many nominations at festivals such as Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa. He also works as an illustrator.