新作『セノーテ』と共につくっていた絵の一部をYIDFF2019連携プログラム「muse series – paintings of Cenote」として展示していただけることになりました。
Exhibition of 'muse series – paintings of Cenote'
@KUGURU, 1F of TONGARI BLDG.
26/9/2019 〜 20/10/2019
YIDFF2019 collaboration program
Kaori Oda exhibition
paintings of Cenote
In conjunction with the 16th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2019, which will begin on October 10, we will exhibit and introduce painting works by filmmaker Kaori Oda. Oda learned from master Tal Bella in Sarajevo, and his work “Mine ARAGANE”, which was closely linked to miners working in Bosnian coal mines, was selected for YIDFF2015 “New Asian Currents” and attracted attention.
This exhibition “muse series – paintings of Cenote” will exhibit a part of the “Muse” series of 100-piece paintings that Oda drew in his room during the editing period of the new work “Cenote” taken in Mexico. Cenote is a spring in a cave dotted in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. In the days of the Mayan civilization, it was considered a sanctuary linking the present life and the yellow spring for those who have roots in the Maya who still live in the surroundings. Like the previous work “Mine AKAGANE”, what was Oda's vision that he saw and felt in the underground world? Along with the movie “Cenote” to be screened at YIDFF2019 “New Asian Currents” this time, please come to this exhibition where light and darkness, life and death, movies and paintings come together.
At the beginning of 2017, I watched "Snake Dance" in a movie about Lumière Brothers. I was fascinated by the shot and started drawing pictures of dancers, and I became involved with the pictures of the Mexican underwater cave that I am working on day by day.
They drew their faces while thinking of the girls who were thrown into the spring in the cave as a ginger because of the rain. During the shooting in Mexico, I met many people, listened to many stories, and dive into an unknown underwater space.
I feel like I was trying to refute what my mind and body had experienced by making an output of drawing pictures every day while gathering the shooting materials after returning to Japan.
Kaori Oda (September 2019)