Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act I | Returning - Chapter 1
Yu Araki | Returning - Chapter 1 • 20m
Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act I (2017), HD video, colour, sound, 20:00. Courtesy the artist and MUJIN-TO Production.
The desire to understand the origins of ideas, histories and objects runs as a connecting thread through artist Yu Araki’s work. Layered with ornate footage, rich soundscapes and references to art historical vanitas painting, the legend of St. Jacob and French phonetics, Bivalvia: Part 1, is a lingering exploration of love and tragedy tied together through the metaphor of the marine mollusc, from which the title takes its name.
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Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act II (L) | Ret...
Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act II (L) (2021), HD video, colour, sound, 21:04. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from the Arts Commission Yokohama (ACY) and The Japan Foundation, Sydney and The Japan Foundation, Japan.
Continuing Araki’s interest in biva...
Yu Araki - Behind The Scenes | Return...
Watch artist Yu Araki in conversation with dramaturg and vocalist Katherine Allen on the making of Yu Araki’s Bivalvia: Act 2 (L) and participating in the Returning project.