In Conversation With Randall Okita
Randall Okita’s work has become progressively more ambitious, exhibited and awarded. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Okita has lived and worked in Japan, Vancouver and Toronto. CAAM welcomes Okita to the Bay Area with a special screening of his short films and a discussion of the influences and processes involved.
In This Program
Randall Lloyd Okita / SHORTS / USA / 2014 / Animation, Experimental, Family, ShortThis short animation presents the haunting story of two brothers who share the scars, though not the memories, of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes.
Randall Lloyd Okita / SHORTS / Canada / 2008 / Experimental, NarrativeMachine with Wishbone is an entirely live action movie shot without special effects, featuring the work of internationally celebrated artist Arthur Ganson.
Randall Lloyd Okita / SHORTS / Canada / 2009 / Experimental, NarrativeFish in Barrel depicts a young man facing his demons as his struggle erupts into visions that question what lies below the surface.
Randall Lloyd Okita / SHORTS / Canada / 2011 / Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, ShortNo Contract combines elements of performance, sculptural cinema and documentary to explore themes of urgency, isolation and escape, as well as the notions of torment and renewal, desire and destruction.
Randall Lloyd Okita / SHORTS / USA / 2013 / Experimental, Reality, Short, Social IssuePortrait as a Random Act of Violence incorporates performance and sculpture to examine themes of harm, protest, and destructive and restorative transformations.