Rei Hayama

"Through the cinematic approach, I am revolving around the topic of nature, other living things and human beings, through the silicate, the tunnel or a boat... those of what connects human beings into the natural world. Like all life in the mountains where humans continue to dig tunnels, and in the oceans where humans are pouring nuclear waste, I am one of the inhabitants of the planet."

 

Rei Hayama is a Japanese artist who works mainly with moving image. After many thoughtful and practical experiences amongst wildlife in the unique environment of her youth, she studied at the Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts, Tama Art University and has been making films since 2008. Hayama's films revolve around nature and all other living things that have been lost or neglected from an anthropocentric point of view. Through film and video works with sound, poetic writings and symbolic imageries, Hayama gently seeks the harmonious connection between nature and human beings, bringing forward the invisible layers of our natural reality into the human imagination. The philosophy of Hayama's work is deeply engaged to the cinema and interpret the cinema space as an artificial nature. She describe her work as "A Humble Cinema" and explore the multiple dreams after the dream of human.

 

Selected Exhibition / Screening (solo show indicated)

2021 "Notes for Tomorrow" Sigang Art Museum, 25 Jun - 5 Sep. (CN)

2021 "Notes for Tomorrow" Contemporary Calgary, 1 Apr - 15 Aug. (CA)

2021 "Notes for Tomorrow" The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Pennsylvania, 15 Feb - 11 Apr. (US)

2021 (online)"SOUTH SOUTH VEZA" 23 Feb - 7 Mar.

2020 Busan Biennale, MOCA Busan, 5 Sep - 8 Nov. (KR)

2020 "The One Minutes Series ‘Witches’" Betty Jane(NL), Dortmunder U (DE), East China Normal University(CN), Mu(NL), Museum Hilversum (NL), Sandberg Instituut (NL), De School(NL), Fabulous Future(NL)

2020 "Open Possibilities" NTT InterCommunication Center, 1 Jan - 1 Mar. (JP)
2019 "Open Possibilities" Japan Creative Center, 6-21 Dec. (SG)

2019 Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, 25 Aug. (KR)

2019 WILDEN, Wolf Kino, Berlin, 30 Jun. (DE)

2019 Groupe Maudit Festival, Munich, 26 Jun. (DE)

2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donostia / San Sebastian, 18 Jun. (ES)

2019 FILMADRID BONUS TRACK Pilarica, Madrid, 16 Jun. (ES)

2019 MASTER LAV, Madrid, 13 Jun. (ES)

2019 "Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival" Birkbeck Cinema, London, 8 Jun. (UK)

2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, 8 Jun. (UK)

2019 Delphi Arthaus Kino, Stuttgart, 4 Jun. (DE)

2019 "8 SUPER 8. DE LO DOMESTICO A LO INFINITO" Madrid, 26 Apr. (ES)

2019 "Animistic Apparatus" Alliance Francaise Cinema, Bangkok, 21 Apr. (TH)

2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donostia / San Sebastian, 9 Mar. (ES)

2019 "PUZZLING" Flaherty NYC & Anthology Film Archives, New York, 12 Feb. (US)

2019 (solo) "On the collinear and reflected on the water” Mar Seh'n Kino, Frankfurt (DE)

2018-2019 (solo)The Pearl of Tailorbird, Empty Gallery, 15 Dec - 26 Jan. (HK)
2018 "Seibutsu to taiwasuru oto" Bonjour! Gendai Bunmei, Kyoto, 8 Dec. (JP)
2018 "Toward the Tactile Visions" Alliance Francaise Cinema, 14 May. (TH)
2018 "Toward the Tactile Visions" Chiang Mai University Art Center, 5 May. (TH)
2018 The Thai Film Archive, 27 Jan. (TH)

2017 Doshisha University Kambaikan, Clover Hall, Kyoto, 21 Nov. (JP)
2017 (solo)"Retrospectiva//Rei Hayama" Museo CAV La Neomudejar, Madrid, 5&17 Nov. (ES)
2017 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 27 Oct. (CZ)
2017 Center for New Music, San Francisco, 14 Sep. (US)
2017 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 15 Jun. (NO)
2017 Kurant, Tromso, 10 Jun. (NO)
2017 Display BSC, Galeria Jozefa Kollara, Banska Stiavnica, 26 May. (SK)
2017 Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 9 Apr. (DE)
2017 Spektrum, Berlin, 17 Apr. (DE)
2017 Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin, 19 Apr. (DE)
2017 KASK cinema, Ghent, 30 Jan. (BE)
2017 Tama Art university KAMINOGE, 6 Feb. (JP)

2017 "The One Minutes Series, Dreaming the Dark: hands that see, eyes that touch," Netherlands International Short Film Fes val Oberhausen (DE) Dortmunder U (DE), East China Normal University(CN), MU(NL), Museum de Funda e(NL), Museum Hilversum(NL), Sandberg Ins tuut(NL), De School(NL)

2016 Les Frigos,SCRATCH EXPANDED, Paris, 17 Sep. (FR)
2016 Mount Florida Screenings, Glasgow, 9 Jun. (UK)
2016 Crater Lab, Barcelona, 14 Jun. (ES)
2016 Fylkingen, Stockholm, 18 Jun. (SE)
2016 A4 - priestor sucasnej kultury, Bratislava, 22 Jun. (SK)
2016 AEMI, Ireland, 2 Apr. (IE)
2016 ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS & MEDIAS DE CAEN/CHERBOURG, Paris, 31 Mar. (FR)
2016 Osaka, Cine Nouveau, 20 Feb. (JP)
2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Yebisu, 14&19 Feb. (JP)
2016 BOZAR, brussels, 2 Feb. (BE)
2016 University of Westminster, London, 25 Jan. (UK)
2016 MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, New York, 23 Jan. (US)

2015 Tamabi Eizo Festival, Akiba Tamabi 21, Tokyo (JP)
2015 CINEMATEKET, Oslo, 29 Nov. (NO)
2015 UPLINK Factory, Tokyo, 28 Nov. (JP)
2015 Northern Charter, Newcastle, 26 Nov. (UK)
2015 Close-Up, London, 25 Nov. (UK)
2015 Het Bos, Antwerp, 20 Nov. (BE)
2015 De Player, Rotterdam, 18 Nov. (NL)
2015 Extrapool, Nijmegen, 17 Nov. (NL)
2015 Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten, 15 Nov. (NL)
2015 OT301, Amsterdam, 10 Nov. (NL)
2015 Tama Art University, Tokyo, 25 Oct. (JP)
2015 Akiba Tamabi 21, Tokyo, 25 Jul - 6 Sep. (JP)

2014 National Robles Godoy theater, Lima, 1-6 Dec. (PE)
2014 Japonica, Kyoto, 3 Nov. (JP)
2014 Cafe Moyau, Okayama, 2 Nov. (JP)
2014 Spazio Rita, Nagoya, Aichi, 31 Oct. (JP)
2014 "100% CINEMA Audiovisual de Rei Hayama", LA CASA ENCENDIDA, 9 Jun. (ES)
2014 Fundacion Luis Seoane, A Coruna, 2-7 Jun. (ES)
2014 Cinemateket, Oslo, 1 Jun. (NO)

2013 "UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE" Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT)
2013 The Star And Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, 13 Nov. (UK)
2013 color out of space, Brighton, 7 Nov. (UK)
2013 Vera, Groningen, 5 Nov. (NL)
2013 Cavia, Amsterdam, 2 Nov. (NL)
2013 WORM, Rotterdam, 30 Oct. (NL)
2013 "TYO>MNL>[+]" 1335 MABINI, Manila, 8 Aug. (PH)
2013 "TYO>MNL>[+]" Green Papaya Art Projects 41B', Manila, 7 Aug. (PH)
2013 "ghost of Cinema" Doshisha University, Kyoto, 9 Jul. (JP)
2013 "UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE", Venice, Jun - Oct. (IT)
2013 Art Cinema OFF OFF , Gent, 4 Mar. (BE)
2013 TV Centraal, Antwerpen, 1 Mar. (BE)

2012 Shin Sekai, Roppongi, 9 Dec. (JP)
2012 San Francisco Cinematheque, 25 Oct. (US)
2012 Top Kino, 6 Oct. (AT)
2012 Gunthers Film Club, 30 Jan. (BE)

2011 California Institute of the Arts (US)
2011 Pompna College (US)
2011 Los Angeles Film Forum, Echo Park Film Center, 19 May. (US)

2010 "126 POLAROID" Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanazawa (JP)

2010 Theatre Image Forum, Special Edition Screening, Oct. (JP)

2009 "SAYONARA Polaroid" Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo (JP)

Residency Program

2019 Objectifs Artist Residency with Documentary Dream Center, 1- 31Dec. (SG)

2019 ROOM40/the substation, Brisbane & Melbourne 3 - 14 Nov. (AU)

2018 Toward the Tactile Visions, Chiang Mai & Bangkok, 2 -18 May. (TH)

2017 BANSKA ST A NICA, Banska Stiavnica 5 -30 May. (SK)

2015 Klanklanskippen, Popfabryk and theatre De Lawei, 6 -18 Nov. (NL)

Selected Film Festival

2020 (online) Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 8 May. (TR)
2020 (online) Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 14 May. (BA)

2019 Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 13 Nov. (TR)
2019 FILMADRID BONUS TRACK Pilarica, Madrid, 16 Jun. (ES)
2019 Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, Birkbeck Cinema, London, 8 Jun. (UK)
2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, 8 Jun. (UK)
2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival, Frankfurt, 28 May - 2 Jun. (DE)

2018 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 4 May. (DE)

2017 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 27 Oct. (CZ)
2017 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 15 May. (DE)

2016 Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 4-9 Nov. (BA)
2016 MARFICI International Independent Film Festival, Mar del Plata, 8 Aug. (AR)
2016 Tromso International Film Festival, Kurant, Tromso, 21 Jan. (NO)

2015 Noordelijk Filmfestival, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, 14 Nov. (NL)
2015 Media Art Festival, Westerkerk, Leeuwarden, 8 Nov. (NL)
2015 JAPAN CUTS, New York, 12 Jul. (US)

2014 Festival de lima, Lima, 10-12 Aug. (PE)
2014 La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 9 Jun. (ES)
2014 S8, A Coruna, 2-7 Jun. (ES)
2014 FLEX, Gainesville 22 Feb. (US)

2012 CROSSROAD, San Francisco Cinematheque, 20 May. (US)
2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Apr. (US)
2012 Image Forum Festival (JP)
2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan - Feb. (NL)

2011 European Media Art Festival, 24 Apr - 1 May. (DE)

2010 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Sep. (HR)
2010 Image Forum Festival, 28 Apr - 19 Jul. (JP)

Awards / Grants / Support

2018 Grant, JFBKK, for "Toward the Tactile Visions" (JP, TH)
2012 Support, University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, April (US)
2011 Grant, UNIJAPAN, supporting and promoting Japanese films abroad, January (JP)
2010 Grant, UNIJAPAN, supporting and promoting Japanese films abroad, September(JP)
2010 FUJI Award, 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, September (HR)

Performance

2019 WSK, Hyundai Hall, Manila / with Tengal, Joee Mejias and Makino Takashi, 24 Oct. (PH)
2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donosti San Sebastian / with Makino Takashi and Luis macias, 18 Jun. (ES)
2018 Alliance Francaise Cinema, Bangkok / with Makino Takashi and Arnont Nongyao, 15 May. (TH)
2018 Media Art and Design, Chiang Mai / with Makino Takashi and Arnont Nongyao, 12 May. (TH)
2016 Crater Lab, Barcelona / with Makino Takashi, 14 Jun. (ES)
2016 Fylkingen, Stockholm / with Makino Takashi, 18 Jun. (SW)
2016 A4 - priestor sucasnej kultury, Bratislava / with Makino Takashi, 22 Jun. (SK)

Workshop, Lecture, Talk

2020 NTT InterCommunication Center, 18 Jan. (JP)
2019 Objectifs Artist Residency, 18 Dec. (SG)
2019 Japan Creative Center, 13 Dec. (SG)
2019 Ateneo de Manila University, 21-23 Oct. (PH)
2019 Wolf Kino, 28-30 Jun. (DE)
2019 MASTER LAV, Madrid, 13 Jun. (ES)
2019 Alliance Francaise Cinema, Bangkok, 21st Apr. (TH)
2018 Media Art and Design, Chiang Mai, 3-4 May. (TH)

Collaborative Curatorial Project

2010 - 2017
+screening project(Co-director) website: https://plusscreening.org

Publication

2021 "People Praying", Photo No-Nos edited by Jason Fulford, Aperture, USA

2020 "Based on a True Story: Todd Haynes’s "Dark Waters" and New New Left Cinema",

Written by Emily Verla Bovino and Hera Chan, Still image from film "The Pearl of Tailorbird (2018)" and "Land (2015)"

2019 "simulation of impossible" book of LEVE, Released by LEVE (ES)
2018 "simulation of impossible" LEVE6, Released by LEVE (ES)
2017 "8 super 8: DVD + book" (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico (ES)
2015 "The Focus" Snow lit rev, no. 3, Allardyce, Anthony Barnett (UK)
2014 "Against the boring completion of movie / EMBLEM" Plus Publishing (JP)

2012 "A child goes burying dead insects" LP, Released by Ultra Eczema (BE)

photo: Rei Hayama / in Slovakia

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