• Rei Hayama
  • Japan
  • 2017, 13 min
Photography: Rei Hayama
Editing: Rei Hayama
Sound: Rei Hayama
Music: Frederic Mompou
Producer, Co-producer: Rei Hayama
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue

The film’s title refers to the sharpness of human vision when compared to that of a hawk. The deformations and blurriness of the image, dependent on the density of photoreceptors, hide concreteness. The allusion to the myth of Icarus addresses questions of distance and clarity, while the meticulous rhythm of the narrative develops the themes of point of view and falling from great heights.

“This film focuses on the world that exists outside of stories. By destroying the main story of man, I wanted to discover all that has been erased from him or that is trapped outside of him.” R. Hayama


For Japanese artist Rei Hayama (1987), film is a tool for finding harmony between man and the world around us. A graduate of Tokyo’s Tama Art University, she creates videos in which she uses symbols from nature and her own music to compare the perception of nature by humans and by animals. Her works have been exhibited in Tokyo and at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image and have been shown at festivals.

Photo Gallery

REI HAYAMA / 1-12-11-201 Shinoharahigashi, Kohoku / Yokohama / Japan / +81 70 6469 0137 / i2ei@nifty.com
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Fascinations
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
27.10.2017DIOD 12:00


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