Ryoya Usuha

Open a Manhole Cover while Walking

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 |  Anima +
Electronic Language International Festival



Flip through nostalgic photos of childhood homes, parks and abandoned playgrounds – the careful reproductions of our memory’s landscapes using 3D object data. In this seamless blend between what is real and what is converted, Ryoya Usuha plays with how the technicalities of sound, graphics and other acquired data sets can all stumble and fail when enhancing the sensory overload of our pasts.


Ryoya Usuha is an artist working on 3D CG animation/video game/ experimental video. He studied at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Art. His work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018), New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (2017), GLAS Animation Festival (2017), Vancouver International Film Festival (2014) and more.