Rei Hayama

"Through the cinematic approach, I am revolving around the topic of nature, other living things and human beings, seeking a "windows" or "tunnels" or "boats" connecting the human beings and the natural world."
 

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.
 

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibition / Screening
 

2018 - 2019

The Pearl of Tailorbird, Empty Gallery, 15th Dec.- 26th Jan. (HK)

Rei Hayama Five Experimental Films, Empty Gallery, 26th Jan. (HK)

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibition / Screening
 

2020

"Notes for Tomorrow", Independent Curators International, A traveling exhibition 2020 -2025 (US)
Busan Biennale 2020, MOCA Busan, 5th Sep - 8th Nov. (KR)

NTT InterCommunication Center, 1st Jan - 1st Mar. (JP)


2019

"Open Possibilities" Japan Creative Center, 6-21st Dec. (SG)

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

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

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

Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donostia / San Sebastián, 18th Jun. (ES)

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

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

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

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

Delphi Arthaus Kino, Stuttgart, 4th Jun (DE)

19th Nippon Connection Film Festival, Frankfurt, 28th May - 2nd Jun. (DE)

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

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

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

Flaherty NYC's screening series "PUZZLING", Anthology Film Archives, New York, 12th Feb. (US)


2018

Seibutsu to taiwasuru oto, Bonjour! Gendai Bunmei, Kyoto, 8th Dec. (JP)
Alliance Francaise Cinema, 14th May. (TH)
Chiang Mai University Art Center, 5th May. (TH)
The Thai Film Archive, 27th Jan. (TH)

2017

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

 

2016

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

 

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

126 POLAROID/photo exhibition, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanazawa (JP)

 

2009

SAYONARA Polaroid/photo exhibition, Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo (JP)

 

 

 

 

A traveling screening

2020 - present

 

"The One Minutes Series, Witches"

Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL)
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Mu, Eindhoven (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)
De School, Amsterdam (NL)
Fabulous Future, Amsterdam (NL)

 

2017 - present

 

"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, Shanghai (CN)
MU, Eindhoven (NL)
Museum de Funda e, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Ins tuut, Amsterdam (NL)
De School, Amsterdam (NL)

Residency Program

2019 Objectifs Artist Residency with Documentary Dream Center (SG)

2018 Toward the Tactile Visions, Chiang Mai & Bangkok (TH)

2017 BANSKA ST A NICA, Banska Stiavnica (SK)

2015 Klanklanskippen, Popfabryk and theatre De Lawei (NL)

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Film Festival

2020

ONLINE SHOW, Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 8th May. (TR)
ONLINE SHOW, Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 14th May. (BA)

 

2019

Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 13th Nov. (TR)
FILMADRID BONUS TRACK Pilarica, Madrid, 16th Jun. (ES)
Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, Birkbeck Cinema, London, 8th Jun. (UK)
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, 8th Jun. (UK)
19th Nippon Connection Film Festival, Frankfurt, 28th May - 2nd Jun. (DE)

 

2018

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

 

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

 

2014

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

2012

CROSSROAD, San Francisco Cinematheque, 20 May. (US)
50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Apr. (US)
Image Forum Festival (JP)
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)
Theatre Image Forum, Special Edition Screening, Oct. (JP)
Image Forum Festival, 28 Apr.-19 Jul. (JP)

 

 

 

 

 

Awards / Grants / Support

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

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

2019 WSK, Hyundai Hall, Manila / with Tengal, Joee Mejias and Makino Takashi, 24th Oct. (PH)
2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donosti San Sebastian / with Makino Takashi and Luis macias, 18th 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, 18th 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

 

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", published by (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico (ES)
2015 "The Focus", Snow lit rev, no. 3, Published by Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers (UK)
2014 "Against the boring completion of movie / EMBLEM", Plus Documents 2009-2013

Published by Plus Publishing (JP)

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

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