Yuki Okumura “The Man Who, An Ephemeral Archive”

The Keio University Art Space

poster for Yuki Okumura “The Man Who, An Ephemeral Archive”
[Image: Adapted from a photograph by Jean-Hubert Martin, 1993]

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This solo exhibition by Yuki Okumura revolves around his latest film entitled The Man Who (2019), which puts together nine people’s recollections about somebody they call “him.” It is Okumura’s attempt to untangle the rigidly fixed bundle to which diverse aspects of “him” have been reduced, multilayering the image through a series of procedures reminiscent of overlaying different photographic plates. Here, “he” indeed emerges as a singular man every time the pronoun is uttered, but also transforms into plural men as the nine interviewees deliver their stories. This duality tears apart the man/men toward two poles, namely their most general states and their most specific states, between which we encounter countless versions of “the man who” — each is simultaneously “him” who looks very much like anybody and a double of “him” who looks absolutely like nobody.

Screening “The Man Who”
Nov. 9 (Sat) from 13:00 (116 min)
Discussion from 15:00
Please see the official website for details.



from November 11, 2019 to November 22, 2019
Exhibition Hours: 11:00–18:00


Yuki Okumura



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