Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Cambrian Explosion
Japan, 2016

Artists' Moving Image,
Directed by
Fuyuhiko Takata
Running time
2 min mins

A video work based on a mermaid’s story.
The artwork is in the fashion of a music video featuring a romantic song in which a mermaid dreams of becoming a human and walking with two legs on the land. In the video, the mermaid (played by Takata) sings the song whilst she cuts her fish tail in half in order to create legs.
Red blood pours out from the tail. The blood consists of red beads, and their sparkly splatter fills the screen.

Director Bio

Fuyuhiko Takata creates video works in the field of contemporary art. Takata creates pop and humorous video works that deal with diverse themes and images such as mythology, fairy tales, sex, gender, narcissism, and trauma. Most of his works are shot in the artist’s small apartment, and are characterized by a handmade feel and the occasional erotic expression.

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