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Kazumi Kanemaki

Born 1972 in Niigata Perfecture. Studies Film/Video Art at College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, US. Returning to Japan in 1997, Kanemaki continuelly makes individual video works, while maintaining job as a video editor. Participates in VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo (2000-2004).
Vigorously participating in various film festivals since '99, Kanemaki was awarded Der Preis der Veranstalter in the 2002 Bochumer Film and Video Festival, Bochum, Germany. Kanemaki has takes media courses Klasse Sieverding (2006-2007) at Universitat der Kunste(Udk) Berlin. Sets up VIDEO CALLING in 2005.

In "life IMAGED" (2006), the juxtaposition of the images from a Hollywood Western movie and footage from the artist's personal life are shown aside on a split screen. While Drama well-displays pain without the actor experiencing pain in actuality; yet, real pain felt in ordinary life does not look all-that-painful on screen. If the "Loser (Hero)" portrayed in Westerns are willingly accepted with empathy by the viewer, could also the "Loser (Heroine)" from reality, the artist herself, be accepted with such welcoming romanticism? The work involves gender issues from the juxtaposing the varying viewpoints of glorified Western movies and scenes from real life.
© Kazumi Kanemaki

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