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Bodyscapes: new film and video from Japan

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Cambrian-Explosion, Fuyuhiko-Takata, 2016

Cambrian-Explosion, Fuyuhiko-Takata, 2016

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. 

In Fuyuhiko Takata’s Little Mermaid inspired Cambrian Explosion, Takata’s character Princess Mermaid attempts to create his own legs by bloodily sawing his own tail in half. Aya Momose attempts to speak and converse with a goat, to share feelings of forgiveness and pain in her film, To Cuddle a Goat, a Poor Grammar Exercise. And in The Educational System of an Empire by Hikaru Fujii, the artist asks a group of young South Korean’s to reenact actions of historical colonial Japan upon the nation of Korea. 

All five films are UK premieres.

Programme 
- Bivalvia: Act I, Yu Araki, 2017, 20:20mins 
- Cambrian Explosion, Fuyuhiko Takata, 2016, 2:35mins 
- To Cuddle a Goat, a Poor Grammar Exercise, Aya Momose, 2016, 13:50mins 
- The Educational System of an Empire, Hikaru Fujii, 2016, 21 mins 
- Daytime, Yuichiro Tamura, 2017, 2:50 mins 

Total runtime: 61 mins.

Bodyscapes has been curated by Moritz Cheung, videoclub’s curator, and is supported by Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Arts Council England.

To Cuddle a Goat a Poor Grammar Exercise, Aya-Momose, 2016

To Cuddle a Goat a Poor Grammar Exercise, Aya-Momose, 2016

Bivalvia, Yu-Araki, 2017

Bivalvia, Yu-Araki, 2017

The Education System of an Empire, Hikaru-Fujii, 2016

The Education System of an Empire, Hikaru-Fujii, 2016

Daytime, Yuichiro Tamura, 2017

Daytime, Yuichiro Tamura, 2017

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