Thank you for visiting my web site.

I am Rei Hayama. I am making film/cinema as an art.

I walk and work with my camera for understanding many different dignities and places that I can not see.
I think about the thing that have been lost or neglected from anthropocentric view of the world.
I attempt to fall off from the arbitrary illusion of human's "height", transport nature into the space of human's thought by the temporal art, that makes a time for think about what we are, and what the relation between human and others.
My works are based on an allegorical plot, and it told by a poetic writings and symbolical images such as recorded body action. There are some key factors often appear in work such as: bird's‐eye view point, forest, pretend(play), non-human leading character.


The following is excerpts from the beautiful text written by Paul Valéry. There is something akin to my philosophy, so I put the text here.

Regard de l’animal.
Ce regard de chien, chat, poisson me donne l’idée d’un point de vue, d’un être-vu-par, et par suite, d’un coin réservé, d’un intime ou quant-à-soi, d’une chapelle où ne sont pas des choses que je sais et où sont des choses que je ne sais pas.
J’ignore de quoi je suis signe dans ce coin-là. Il y a là un mode de me connaître. Et je suis forcé de me considérer comme un mot dont j’ignore le sens dans un système animal d’idées.
Le regard de l’autre vivant est la plus étrange des rencontres. S’entre-regarder. Cette connivence, collinéation, double négation virtuelle !
A voit B qui voit A.
B voit A qui voit B.
Quelle merveille ce regard mutuel !
Regardez-vous donc longtemps sans rire ! Comment supporter d’être un peu de temps inscrits l’un dans l’autre – durée
d’une contradiction.

Paul Valéry, Œuvres, I, Mélange, Instants, Animalités (VI), Gallimard, « La Pléiade », 1957, pp. 401-402.








Past Screening:

2017
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic,27th Oct. 2017
Center for New Music, San Francisco, 14th Sep. 2017
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 15th Jun. 2017
Kurant, Tromsø, 10th Jun. 2017
Display BSC, Galéria Jozefa Kollára, Banská Štiavnica, 26th May. 2017
KASK cinema, Ghent, 30th Jan. 2017
Tama Art university KAMINOGE, 6th Feb. 2017
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 9th Apr. 2017
Spektrum, Berlin, 17th Apr. 2017
Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin, 19th Apr. 2017
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 15th May. 2017

2016
PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4-9 Nov. 2016
Les Frigos,SCRATCH EXPANDED, Paris, France, 17 Sep. 2016
MARFICI International Independent Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentine 8 Aug.2016
Mount Florida Screenings, Glasgow, 9 Jun. 2016
Crater Lab, Barcelona, 14 Jun. 2016
Fylkingen, Stockholm, 18 Jun. 2016
A4 - priestor súčasnej kultúry, Bratislava, 22 Jun. 2016
AEMI, Ireland, 2 Apr. 2016
ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE D'ARTS & MÉDIAS DE CAEN/CHERBOURG, Paris, 31 Mar. 2016
Osaka, Cine Nouveau, 20. Feb. 2016
Paris, 16 Feb. 2016
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Yebisu, 14,19 Feb. 2016
BOZAR, brussels, 2 Feb. 2016
University of Westminster, London, 25 Jan. 2016
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, New York, 23 Jan. 2016
Tromso International Film Festival, Kurant, Tromso, 21 Jan. 2016

2015
CINEMATEKET, Oslo, 29 Nov. 2015
UPLINK Factory, Tokyo, 28 Nov. 2015
Northern Charter, Newcastle, 26 Nov. 2015
Close-Up, London, 25 Nov. 2015
Het Bos, Antwerp, 20 Nov. 2015
De Player, Rotterdam, 18 Nov. 2015
Extrapool, Nijmegen, 17 Nov. 2015
Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten, 15 Nov. 2015
Noordelijk Filmfestival, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, 14 Nov. 2015
OT301, Amsterdam, 10 Nov. 2015
Media Art Festival, Westerkerk,, Leeuwarden, 8 Nov. 2015
Tama Art University, Tokyo, 25 Oct. 2015
Akiba Tamabi 21, Tokyo, 25 Jul. - 6 Sep. 2015
JAPAN CUTS, New York, 12 Jul. 2015

2014
National Robles Godoy theater, Lima, 1-6 Dec. 2014
Japonica, Kyoto, 3 Nov. 2014
Cafe Moyau, Okayama, 2 Nov. 2014
Spazio Rita, Nagoya, Aichi 31 Oct. 2014
festival de lima, Lima, Peru 10-12 Aug. 2014
La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain 9 Jun. 2014
(S8), A Coruna, Spain 2-7 Jun. 2014
Cinemateket, Oslo, Norway 1 Jun. 2014
FLEX, Gainesville 22 Feb. 2014

2013
The Star And Shadow Cinema, Newcastle 13 Nov. 2013
color out of space, Brighton 7 Nov. 2013
Vera, Groningen 5 Nov. 2013
Cavia, Amsterdam 2 Nov. 2013
WORM, Rotterdam 30 Oct. 2013
1335 MABINI 'TYO>MNL>[+]', Manila 8 Aug 2013
Green Papaya Art Projects 41B 'TYO>MNL>[+]', Manila 7 Aug 2013
Doshisha Univercity -ghost of Cinema-, Kyoto 9 Jul 2013
Exhibition "UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE", Venice Jun.- Oct 2013
Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent, Belgium 4 Mar. 2013
TV Centraal, Antwerpe, Belgium 1 Mar,2013

2012
Shin Sekai, Roppongi, Japan 9 Dec. 2012
San Francisco Cinematheque, USA 25 Oct. 2012
Top Kino, Austria 6 Oct. 2012
50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA April 2012
Image Forum Festival, Japan 2012
Gunthers Film Club, Belgium 30 Jan. 2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands Jan -Feb 2012

2011
California Institute of the Arts, USA 2011
Pompna College, USA 2011
Los Angeles Filmforum, Echo Park Film Center, USA 19 May 2011
European Media Art Festival, Germany 24 Apr.- 1 May 2011

2010
25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Croatia Sep. 2010
Theatre Image Forum, Special Edition Screening, Japan Oct. 2010
Image Forum Festival, Japan 28 Apr.-19 Jul. 2010


Artist-in-residence:
Klanklanskippen, Friesland, The Netherlands, Nov. 2015
Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia, May. 2017


Group Exhibition:
Tamabi Eizo Festival @Akiba Tamabi 21 (Tokyo/2015)
(S8) @Fundacion Luis Seoane (A Coruna/2014)
UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE @Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice/2013)
126 POLAROID/photo exhibition @Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama/2010)
SAYONARA Polaroid/photo exhibition @Shinjuku Ganka Garou (Tokyo/2009)


Award:
FUJI Award (25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival/2010)