2:15 / Brazil / 2021 / Super 8 / Magnetic sound on film
Synopsis: How can one go against the system when you are part of it?
Director: Tetsuya Maruyama
Artist bio: Tetsuya Maruyama (Yokohama, 1983) is an artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes film, performance, sound, installation and everything between. His work departs from re-contextualization of found banal materials and textures, as a liminal record of quotidian observations. He received BS Arch from University of Buffalo(2007) and certificate in Montage and Editing of Image and Sound from Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro(2016). His works have been exhibited widely at festivals, museums, and galleries, including Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, MUTA, Slavonian Biennial, Kurtzfilm Hamburg, Dobra, Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Process, Mono no Aware, Kunstbezirk Stuttgart, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Cámara Lúcida, MAM Rio de Janeiro, Cinemateca Uruguaya, among others. Inspired by the Haitian folktale of the same title, his debut-feature “The Owl’s Tale”, won the best film award at VIII Festival Márgenes (Madrid, Spain) in 2018. Maruyama currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he founded Megalab, an artist-run film lab, and continues to work in its proximity to nature.