L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
May All Your Wounds Heal
https://​lefifa​.com/​e​n​/​c​a​t​a​l​o​g​/​c​a​r​t​e​-​b​l​a​n​c​h​e​-​y​u​-​s​h​i​m​i​z​u​-​v​i​p​o​-​tokyoThis film is part of Yu Shimizus Carte Blanche, a Tokyo-based art film curator.

It’s a background that I haven’t specifically mentioned in this film and that no one can know, but last year a family member who had cancer had part of her body surgically removed. I created this film based on my experience of indirectly feeling that pain as a stranger. I think it was a psychological pain that I felt from the painful appearance after her surgery, but for me, it was an inexplicable sadness.
Practically speaking, we cannot feel the pain of others, though if you physically connect the nerves in your brain to each other, you might be able to feel it. My simulated experience of this pain seemed to me as if some complex neural transmission, which could not be interpreted, was taking place. As I watched the white objects in the film spin and fall, I hoped that time and wounds would melt away, and that someone’s physical or emotional pain would heal.
Other festivals:
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Japan (2022)
Director Eri Saito
Sound Izumi Matsuno

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Yatai MTL


Eri Saito

Eri Saito

Eri Saito was born 1991 in Fukushima. She graduated from Wako University, Department of Arts, Faculty of Representational studies in 2015. Focusing on the media of photography and video, she creates works themed on such invisible and uncertain dynamics as memory and cognition.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Recent exhibitions:
Until It Gets Dark (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2021)
Glory of 2020 (Yumi Adachi Contemporary / Awoba Soh, Tokyo, 2020)
1GB (Spiral Hall, Tokyo, 2020)

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