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Yu Araki in conversation



17 September 2020

Yu Araki in conversation

Yu Araki in conversation with BFMAF programmer Herb Shellenberger about the film ‘Fuel’.

Yu Araki (1985, Yamagata City) is an artist and filmmaker. He studied Sculpture at Washington University (St. Louis, US) and Film and New Media Studies at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2013, he was selected to participate in Tacita Dean Workshop hosted by Fundación Botín in Santander, Spain. During 2017-8, he was a guest resident at Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea, and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Araki’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Rush Hour’ at the CAI Contemporary Art Institute (2019, Sapporo) and ‘Le Souvenir du Japon’ at Shiseido Gallery (2019, Kyoto). His work has also been screened at numerous festivals, including Beijing International Short Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück), Hong Kong International Film Festival, JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (New York), IndieLisboa and Moscow International Experimental Film Festival.

Herb Shellenberger is a film programmer and writer originally from Philadelphia and based in London. He has curated screenings and film series at an international array of very excellent film festivals, cinematheques and art institutions, as well as some not so good like Tate and Tyneside Cinema which unfortunately have treated their workers very poorly. He is editor of Rep Cinema International, a newsletter/online publication focusing on repertory and archival film exhibition around the world and has recently written for the exhibition catalogue Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emswhiller (Anthology Editions/Lightbox Film Center, 2019).