(opening scene "Sansui, Landscape", 1920 x 1080, sound 3.1, DCP, 27min)

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Artificially built miniatures of the Mount Fuji

are made publicly
accessible
in urban neighborhoods

as alternate pilgrimage sites.

The anime protagonist Heidi
is one of the most famous heroes in

Japanese popular culture.

In March 2011
a Tsunami causes a
nuclear disaster.

Sansui, Landscape is a collaged, associative reflection on the links between tradition and catastrophe in Japan, seen through the eyes of a half Japanese, who never lived there.

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camera, sound, editing Nina Wiesnagrotzki
research, translation Asana Fujikawa, Candice Jee, Keiko and Hannah Ishikawa-Rosszell
additional camera Patrick Baumeister, Louis Gläsker
sound mixing Pablo Paolo Kilian
colour correction Tim Liebe
kindly supported by University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Japan/Germany

(2-channel video installation, Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, 2014)

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International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2014
Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, 2014
Visions Du Réel, Nyon, 2015
Image Movement, Berlin, 2015
Skulpturenmusem Glaskasten Marl, 2016