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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:, 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.


COUNTING SEVENTEEN, a film made in collaboration with Fred Schmidt-Arenales.

Short film project, LOAN.

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

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