Hiroya Sakurai

The Stream X

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival

In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature must follow artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. The theme of this work is the liveliness of the water as it follows the man-made course.
This work is a ballet using the sound and the movement of the algae and water.

Born in Yokohama, Japan. Sakurai’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and J. Paul Getty Trust. Sakurai was awarded at “Asolo Art Film Festival” (2016), Italy, “FILE 2017”, São Paulo and Ann Arbor Film Festival (2018). Exhibitions include The Sydney Biennale (1982), Postwar Art in Japan, The Getty Center, Los Angeles (2007) and San Francisco International Film Festival (2015).