'Fuchimori' and 'body possession' will be on display at RAM PRACTICE 2021



'Fuchimori' will be screening at RAM PRACTICE 2021. Also, 'body possession' created by the pose collective will be displayed.


RAM Association

the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts has been running RAM Association: Research for Arts and Media-project as a non-degree program.


Fuchimori (video, 13min24sec, 2021)

A short documentary about Fuchimori, a small forest in a city in Japan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a filmmaker moved to the city from Scotland. He finds a folk tale about the forest where is regarded as the place of no return and a gate to another timeline. The old tale triggered him to remember the scenery in Scotland. How folklore has affected and formed places, cities, and people?


body possession (2ch video installation, 15min, 2021)

pose collective(Jang-Chi, Nao Usami, Sijia Luo, Takahiro Ueno, Yuni Hong Charpe)


Can we be sure we possess our own bodies? We cannot control our bodies when these are invaded by viruses and bacteria, when these are shaking, when we have bad period pain, and when we get pregnant. We created instructions based on our experiences that our bodies are 'possessed' by others. We may also lose possession of our bodies in the social situation. In the Covid-19 pandemic, our activities have been restricted by 'self-restraint'. We performed in different locations following the instructions. It's performed both online and offline, zoom meeting and in front of a crowded station.



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RAM PRACTICE 2021

[EXHIBITION]26th to 28th March 2021

[ONLINE SCREENING]21st March to 4th April 2021

http://geidai-ram.jp/rampractice2021/