arrive, ed holdsworth

An exquisite short film commission chartering an abstracted journey through Tokyo

onedotzero commissioned Ed Holdsworth to create a short film during his first trip to the city of Tokyo. The resulting work is an exquisite, abstracted Japanese odyssey.

This meditation on travel and arrival perfectly communicates the explosion of the senses and audio-visual burst that intoxicates you on your first arrival in the multi-layered metropolis. Accompanied by beautiful music from Dom Mino, this sense-driven experience that connects on a visual level but imparts huge information of filmmaker experience to viewers.

The film was shortlisted for the best film at the British Animation Awards in 2004 and has been shown at many festivals and art galleries, including, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Villete Numerique, Paris, and the 21st century Museum of Modern Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

It was later the inspiration for some U2 tour visuals, which Ed was commissioned to make for the track “City of Blinding Lights” for the Vertigo tour 2004-2005.