MONIKA UCHIYAMA // WORKS

News: a new use screening online in Nothing Is Over at IKOB 5/11/2022


Still from a new use

a new use (2018), single-channel video, 24min
An observational documentary about a Tokyo family business that has made wax products for decades.

Past screenings: vdrome.org, Art of the Real, Films from Nowhere


Installation view of Limits of Feeling

Limits of Feeling (2017), two channel video for monitor and projection, red gel filter, 6min56sec
The filmmaker's uncle, Akira, describes his brain surgery and how his sense of reality has since shifted.

Past screenings and exhibitions: Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions (2021), Whatever Works, Whatever It Takes at Goethe-Insitut China


Still from Bright beyond bearing


Bright beyond bearing (2017), single-channel video, 4min20sec
The filmmaker's mother relays her experience of getting her tubes tied after giving birth in Los Angeles in the '90s. An intergenerational story around birth control unfolds.

Past screenings: Japan Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival


Installation view of Dawn.


Dawn (2016), framed silver gelatin prints, series of six, 19 x 23in.


In-progress


Untitled film project in collaboration with Fred Schmidt-Arenales.


Short film project, LOAN.



Monika Uchiyama (b. Tokyo, Japan) is an artist, filmmaker, and translator based in Queens, NY.

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