Manga Dreams is a film created by Anderson & Low from their latest series of prints, exploring the Asian cultural phenomenon of Manga and its ubiquitous influence on youth culture and fashion.
Focusing on the dynamic between subject and photographer Manga Dreams explores the concepts of identity, culture and costume and creates a visual hybrid of photography, graphics, digital painting and calligraphy with numerous layers of interpretations.
The result is a beautiful collection of images that ultimately connect street youth culture with contemporary art and pushes the boundaries of contemporary tableau and portraiture. This work blurs the lines between reality and the make-believe world of Manga and anime to explore cultural identity today.
Currently screening at: MOCA.