MAM Screen 007: Yamamoto Atsushi

2017.11.18 [Sat] - 2018.4.1 [Sun]

In his career to date, Yamamoto Atsushi (b. 1980) has made an incredible 174 films, from documentaries to works of fiction and experimental comedy skit-like shorts.
Many of Yamamoto’s works are set in new towns and similar anonymous suburban locations and feature the artist himself playing roles such as an idle youth or casual laborer, in the process channeling Yamamoto’s own upbringing in an ordinary household on the outskirts of Tokyo. His latest work meanwhile, THE PAST AND THE FUTURE IN THE PRESENT , is a highly personal documentary piece in which Yamamoto visits an old girlfriend during his wife’s pregnancy, and finds himself engaging with past, present and future. Both types of work portray Yamamoto’s earnest attempts to address the reality before him. For this screening, we have combined early short films by Yamamoto with a more recent full-length feature, in a program offering a close-up look at the diverse delights of the artist’s film oeuvre.

Yamamoto Atsushi
High-definition video
Yamamoto Atsushi
2min. 51sec.

Works Screened

    * Original version is 46min. long, but the work screened is re-edited version
  2. 2dogs 2010 2min. 51sec.
  3. The Blue Monster 2010 1min. 13sec.
  4. The Real World 8-bit 2011 2min. 12sec.
  5. About the Possibility of Impossibility 2008 3min. 52sec.
  6. Crossing a Mountain 2011 2min. 30sec.
  7. I have something to talk to you about. 2011 1min. 17sec.
  8. A Beautiful Burning Stone 2012 3min. 6sec.
  9. Sunny Days in Thailand 2013 3min. 15sec.

Yamamoto Atsushi

Yamamoto Atsushi

Born 1980 in Tokyo, lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Department of Painting (Oil Painting Course), Tama Art University. Recent exhibitions include “2016” (Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, 2016), Oku-noto Triennale 2017, “The National Cinema Of Art, Okutama - Screaming Forest” (The National Museum of Art,Okutama [MOAO], Tokyo, 2016), “Time Differences between Two Pictures” (Model Room, Ome, Tokyo, 2016) and “Video Art Programs - The 24th Program [A Window to the World]” (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011).

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MAM Screen 007: Yamamoto Atsushi

Notice about “MAM Screen 007”

The program is approximately 55 minutes long, altogether.
The program is scheduled to start at:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
except for Tuesdays (where it is scheduled to start at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)

Due to some events and programs scheduled, the screening may be temporarily unavailable during the following time-frame:
* Please note that events will be added.

10:00-18:00 November 19 [Sun]
19:00- closing time November 29 [Wed]
17:00- closing time December 4 [Mon]
10:00-18:00 December 9 [Sat]
10:00-13:00 December 14 [Thu]
12:00-17:00 January 20 [Sat]
10:00-13:00 January 31 [Wed]
17:00- closing time February 16 [Fri]
10:00-13:00 February 20 [Tue]
10:00-13:00 March 6 [Tue]

When taking photographs/filming:

  • Do NOT touch the works of art.
  • Do NOT interfere with other visitors’ enjoyment of the museum.
  • Do NOT use flash lighting.
  • Do NOT use tripods and selfie sticks.
  • Filming of video works must be limited to 1 minute maximum.

When using photographs/videos taken of the exhibition:

  • Photographs/videos may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Photographs/videos may NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs/videos may NOT be altered in any ways.
  • The conditions above are licensed under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs/videos for blogs or any other photo-sharing services, please make sure to display the photograph/video along with such credits as below.


Artist’s name and work title: Yamamoto Atsushi THE PAST AND THE FUTURE IN THE PRESENT
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About “MAM Screen”

The development of video art, which first appeared in the 1960s, has progressed in leaps and bounds alongside innovations in video technology. As the number of video installations combining multiple media also grows, under the “MAM Screen” program single-channel video works from around the world will be screened daily over the period of the relevant exhibition. This program enables visitors to view works on video in concentrated fashion, and at their leisure.

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