Moriya Fantasy, Four Chanel Video Installation, DV 720x480, 31 mins,  2012

 For the project in ARCUS, I worked with a group of women in their 30s and 40s who have families in Moriya. I organized a series of workshop that started from describing their daily lives to eventually exploring their inner world that is otherwise remained untold. In doing so, I attempted to delineate the anxiety and inner conflict hidden in the women’s psyche, who are living ideal family lives. Each of them, including the artist, weaved a various forms of narratives – of their actual experience, imagination, rumor – into a script.

I created an abstract folding screen as the background, incorporating elements from Japanese domestic houses or architecture. There, women’s voices are telling their own stories. They seem to be having a conversation with each other, while at the same time it looks as if the voices are reaching nowhere.


During Arcus residency in 2012, I had run four-week writing workshop with four resident of Moriya city in Ibaraki Ken, Japan. In the workshop, we had accumulated writings from words, objects, photo images to people who they had known. i asked them to create a fiction combining stories from each individual. The video installation is based on the fictional story they had created.They performed the rolls created by themselves in the videos. 

Video installation, colour, stereo, 720x480, 2012

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