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Hiroshi Sugimoto is a true innovator who experiments in using the camera as a window to capture and present imagery, convey dynamism and evoke emotion. The Memories of Origin documentary, a 39th International Emmy Awards nominee, follows Sugimoto for 200 days and contains many insightful conversations and behind-the-scenes ‘the making of’ vignettes that reveal his philosophy, thinking, process and take on life.
Art and Film Educator and Critic Scarlet Cheng and Director Yuko Nakamura discuss Hiroshi Sugimoto’s art, artistic approach and philosophy on creativity and life. The discussion leverages the theme of Windowology with focus on Sugimoto’s view of the camera itself and the frame as windows for capture and presentation. It also explores the meaning of going beyond the boundary of the ‘window’ and into the realm of conceptual and performance aspects of artistic output and creativity.
The recording can be viewed within this event page or on the official JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles YouTube channel.
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About the Moderator
SCARLET CHENG is an arts writer and college professor based in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, The Art Newspaper, and Artillery art magazine, and has been published in ARTnews, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and many other print and online publications.
About the Director
YUKO NAKAMURA is a Japanese TV director, producer. After graduating from Keio University, Nakamura worked in publishing as an editor, and then joined TV MAN UNION, INC, a large independent television production company.
Related Film Screening
Memories of Origin - Hiroshi Sugimoto
11.19.2020 - 12.02.2020
Available at your leisure.
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WINDOWOLOGY | New Architectural Views from Japan
Developed prior to the pandemic but extraordinarily pertinent now, Windowology examines the role of windows as cultural objects and the ways in which they frame our vision and give unique perspectives on the world.
10.24.2020 - Present