Karma

Karma 1977

In his early experimental short Karma (カルマ, 1977), Aihara uses water as his central motif. The film is hand drawn and appears to be shot on 16mm using a blue filter. At first we can only see tiny specks on the screen, coming and going like snow flurries. The specks gradually grow larger and take the shape of bubbles, then even larger into rivulets of water on a transparent surface.

Helen Keller: Angel of Love and Light

Helen Keller: Angel of Love and Light 1981

Based on the story of Helen Keller who at a very young age was left deaf and blinded by an illness. But she fought through the obstacles, trying to live a normal life as possible. She became on of the first disabled rights-pioneers.

Black Tulip

Black Tulip 1988

When a 100,000-guilder contest is announced in 1800s Holland, Cornelius sets about to grow one to win the prize. However, at the same time, the local alchemist, Bochstel, is trying to cast a spell that will give him unlimited power - and 2 of his ingredients must be a fair maiden (Cornelius's girlfriend, Rosa) and a black flower! Cornelius succeeds in producing a black tulip, but is then arrested for treason for possessing something sent him in the mail - and Bochstel steals his tulip. Cornelius must escape from jail, retrieve his precious flower, and stop Bochstel from completing his spell.

Vision d'une Schizophrene

Vision d'une Schizophrene 1990

Experimented to exchange time with space. Used a kind of image processing which converts the increment of scanlines to passing of the time, and, converts the increment of frames to translation in the space.

Saltwater Tuffy

Saltwater Tuffy 1975

Dogfather loses his yacht to Lucky McGraw in a poker game, and orders Pug and Louie to steal it back. They try everything from getting inside the boat and confront Lucky, to fishing the boat, which fails. Eventually, Lucky McGraw sells the boat back to the Dogfather, and he tells Pug and Louie to abandon the sabotage, only it was too late and they sunk the boat.