Posts tagged film
Sunrise at Midnight

"Sunrise at Midnight" (2002) is both a documentary portrait of Yumi Umiumare, a contemporary Japanese / Australian Butoh dancer, and a Japanese Ghost story set in the Australian Desert. Filmmaker Sean O'Brien and Butoh Dancer Yumi Umiumare make an expedition into the desert to experience and exorcise Noriko's lost soul.

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Work, filmYumi Umiumaredance, film

Sakasama: the reverse world. The two worlds of Life and Death are described as two shores; one is ‘the near shore’ (the world of the living), and the other is ‘the far shore’ (the world of after-death). A river flows between them. ‘The far shore’ is a reversed world: it is the reverse of the world of the living and everything is upside down.

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オーストラリアと日本で全く「さかさま」な季節を行き来するアーティスト自身の経験や、 あの世とこの世は左右・上下などが「さかさま」の反世界であるというアイヌの人たちの考え方からインスピレーションを得て、此岸(生きている世界)と彼岸(死んだ後の世界)を抽象的に捉えた作品。

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Using everyday objects as metaphors of ‘loss’, while also collecting residential memories defined by a psycho-emotional space, Yumi takes on the notion of ‘oriental’ in the context of moving and living in “foreign” spaces. The work explores the cracks and spaces between disorientation / destruction & attraction / familiarities.

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