The fall F.I.L.M. (Forum for Images and Language in Motion) series concludes with self-taught photographer Hitoshi Toyoda and his slideshow NAZUNA on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Toyoda has worked exclusively in the medium of slideshows for the past 10 years. His silent slideshows consist of 35mm images taken in the course of his daily life and, while the material is taken from the past, the presentation of one image after another, appearing and disappearing, places emphasis on the weight and value of the present moment. He has presented his work in public spaces, galleries, museums and film festivals in the U.S., Canada and Japan and only exhibits his work in live contexts, clicking through the slides manually. “Nazuna” refers to a small, common white flower.