平成28(アルイハ偽リト賞賛ニマミレル墨ノ死ニツイテ)

Heisei 28 (or on the fake and praised death of the ink)

 

 

A young teenager is doing her makeup in front of a mirror on a table on a terrace of Tokyo. Suddenly she feels a stab of pain in her lower

abdomen and put her hand in her skirt. When she pulls it out, she realizes there's black ink on it.

This unexpected event gives birth to a symbolic reflection based on an ancient Japanese Literature masterpiece, the Hojoki (An Account of My Hut) written by poet and hermit Kamo no Chomei (1155-1216). 

The artist shoots the young girl and himself during his performance with an intentionally slow rhythm like a sort of ritual and through the symbolic adoption of mythological, literary and artistic cross-references, seems to create a kind of philosophical reflection on his origin and the time he lives in.

 

 

16 minutes

Japan 2016

direction: Jean Sadao

production: Jabirustudio

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