GAP Special Lecture | Natacha Nisic: Voices and Memories−Focusing on "Osoresan (video work by Natacha Nisic & Ken Daimaru)"

 

Natacha Nisic: Voices and Memories−Focusing on "Osoresan (video work by Natacha Nisic & Ken Daimaru)"
Lecturer: Natacha Nisic
Date: 18:00-20:00, Tuesday, October 23rd 
Organized by: Global Art Practice, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Venue: Lecture room 1, 1F Chuo-Building, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts
12-8, Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
※Spoken in English, translated into Japanese

Global Art Practice MFA Course would like to warmly welcome you to our special lecture and screening by French artist, Natacha Nisic. Working in variety of media such as Super 8 or 16mm films, video, photography and drawing, Nisic has gained international acclaim with her work exploring the invisible, often magical and complexly interwoven relationships between images and words, meanings and symbols.  The lecture includes a screening of Osoresan (2017), a video work made in collaboration with historian Ken Daimaru, and screened at Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in 2018.  A female−one of the few remaining successors of itako (a shamanistic medium in the Northern region of Japan)−plays a key role in the work, and with vivid imageries and layers, recollects memories of the Japanese society. 

Biography:
Born in 1967, in Grenoble, France.  Studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie (Berlin), and La Fémis (Paris).  Has been exhibiting worldwide, including her solo show “Echo” (Galeries Nationales du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2014).  From among many, residency at Villa Kujoyama Duo (Kyoto, 2001/2016).