Filmmaker Daïchi Saïto explores visual phenomena of human and natural origin in relation to the formal, material side of cinema. He principally works in the Super-8, 16mm and 35mm celluloid formats. He has collaborated on several films with esteemed North American composer/violinist Malcolm Goldstein. Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto studied literature and philosophy in the US, and Hindi and Sanskrit in India before turning to filmmaking in Montreal. In 2004, Saïto co-founded Double Negative, an artist collective dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema. In 2013, his book Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light was published by Le laps in Montreal.