Mariette AUVRAY

Residency Program

Research Residency Program

update: 2019.10.7

Mariette AUVRAY

Participating ProjectResearch Residency Program
Activity BasedFrance
Period 2017.7 - 2017.7
Purpose of the residency

The main focus of my stay in Tokyo will be the research and therefore the production of two films installations as reflections about female condition in japanese society throughout time.
First, I would like us to follow daily rituals with the girls I met in Sumida. Through these portraits, I would like to explore the contrast between tradition and modernity in Tokyo, and show how the young generation deals with it. I will also bring a super8 digitalized film of a Spring Festival with women filmed in Tokyo in the 80s (shot by an american filmmaker I received the films from), and would like to edit it and screen it as a counterpoint of my other film. In order to do so, I will have to work with local partners and professionnals like curators, architects and translators. I am very keen to discover japanese culture through meeting girls of my generation, exploring and filming the architecture of the city, and meeting artists in the fields of cinema, contemporary art and beyond.

Plan during the residency

- Meeting young girls in the neighbourhood, including a maiko (young geisha), with the help of a friend who is going to help me translate
- Researching architectural contrasts in Sumida and beyond
- Researching about "daily rituals" as well as traditional rituals in the district
- Recording the sounds of Sumida everyday. Through the exploration of sound, I will emphasize the sonical contrast between tradition and modernity
- Meeting architects, curators from the french institute and other institutes, to help conduct my research  

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