This 1981 short sees Japanese avant-garde filmmaker Takashi Ito grappling with the concept of “mise en abyme” through the constant (illusion of) movement and recurring emergence rendered as a kind of visual velocity. Ito’s stuttering camera wanders throughout a gymnasium and dives into images of various parts of the gym, only to breach the framed threshold and arrive right back where it started. With Spacy, Ito imagines an endless tunnel/loop of accelerated cinema, navigating the very idea of perspective and exploiting its propensity for illusions of both space and time.

See our post about another Ito work here.