Shakkei – an experimental documentary about artificial environments in Japan.


An experimental documentary about natural, man-made and artificial environments in Japan. An uncommented view of mans relationship to nature and constructed environments today.
The film deals with gardens, museums, scenic routs, view-points and other accentuated environments where signs and sounds guide the visitor through the intentions of the specific site. Special emphasis lies on tourist spots and “experience museums” where travel and information is substituted with the experience of seeming to be in another time and/or place.
A film about environments extended to a state of perception where reality is at play – as if it all was there only to frame with the camera eye of a tourist.


Shakkei – Borrowed Scenery
Experimental / Documentary
Duration 19:30 min
Director Jesper Wachtmeister
Producer Jesper Wachtmeister
Produced with support from The Arts Grants Committee Sweden
© Solaris Filmproduktion 2002


Portland Design Festival, 2013
Images Festival, Kanada, 2002
45th Competition for Films and Videos on Japan, 2002
M & Co. Studio, 2002
AASA, Brisbane, Austarlia, 2005
Adelaide Film Festival: Architecture and Film Forum, 2005
Forsbergs Skola, 2003



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