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YAKENOHARA “RELAXIN’”

Saigo No Shudan (ARISAKA Ayumu / OITA Mai / KOHATA Ren)

Music video [Japan]

This music video for the YAKENOHARA song RELAXIN’ uses stopmotion photography to depict the objects in a room shifting, inserted with Saigo No Shudan-esque nostalgic hand-drawn animations. A bedroom is the individual world of its inhabitant and each has its own flow of time. The objects there each possess memories, time and atmosphere, forming a membrane modeled on the inhabitant within a wealth of memory. Within this cosmic space, this work creates a single shared flux, a wave and a wind, and in which is enclosed a hidden theme and message that expresses time as a constant cycle of changes.

5 min. 10 sec.

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ARISAKA Ayumu

Japan

Born in 1985 in Chiba. A video artist, she graduated with a major in Intermedia Art from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts. She won the Epson Color Imaging Contest OHTAKE Shinro Prize in 2007 and the same contest's Sato Taku Prize in 2008. In 2012, she won the Salon de Plantain Prize and Mori no Kai Prize at Tokyo University of the Arts, as well as the Sato Naoki Prize at Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012.

( 2013 )

OITA Mai

Japan

Born in 1986 in America. Graduating with a major in Intermedia Art from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts, he works with a focus on design work.

( 2013 )

KOHATA Ren

Japan

Born in 1981 in Tokyo. Graduating with a major in Intermedia Art from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts, he works as an artist.

( 2013 )

Award Reason

Combining stop-motion photography and hand-drawn animation, this work leisurely exemplifies a “relaxed” mood. The stop-motion is particularly striking. Diverse objects in diverse people’s rooms move en masse, busily, as if undulating. There is no protagonist, nor are they heading towards a clear destination. The whole space is just groovingand, afterwards, the viewer is left with a unique feeling of having been steadily gazing at the very texture of this movement. Its merit lies in how it is beyond words. It is a video work that feels close to what music is like. (NAKAMURA Yugo)

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