program 2022

The Stream XII

Hiroya Sakurai
Born in Yokohama, Japan in 1958.
Professor, Seian University of Art and Design.
Sakurai’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and J.Paul Getty Trust.
Sakurai was awarded at “35th Asolo Art Film Festival (2016)”, Italy, “39th Tokyo Video Festival”, “18th FILE 2017 “, São Paulo (2017) and “56th Ann Arbor Film Festival” (2018).
Exhibitions include “4th Sydney Biennale (1982),”62nd Melbourne International Film Festival”(2013),”58th San Francisco International Film Festival” (2015) and “24th Rhode Island International Film Festival”(2020)
In the artificial environment of the paddy field, water—an element of nature—follows the rules of the artificial. As a result, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. I have expressed “stream” as a symbiotic cooperation between humans and nature.
For the twelfth film in the series “The Stream”, I did not limit the stream to liquids, but extended it to include the air.