Artist statement: I'm interested in sociological issues that deal with disguise, uniformity and identity. Primarily, my focus is on behavioral and conversational patterns between people. Observing how things appear to be in a situation while investigating what’s behind the façade, my works often become lateral, fractured narrative.
Mayumi Nakazaki (JP/NL) studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her graduation film received the Rene Coelho Prize from the Netherlands Institute for Media Art in 1999. http://www.nimk.nl/eng/mayumi-nakazaki During 2000-2001, she participated at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Her other artist in residencies include: Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, India (2004), Location One in New York (2005-2006) http://www.location1.org/mayumi-nakazaki/, The Berlinale Talent Campus (2007) Bunkacho overseas research study program for artists in New York (2008-2009), and Studio Das Weisse Haus (2014). https://studiosdwh.wordpress.com/artist-in-residence/our-guest-artists/mayumi-nakazaki/
Her films, installations have been screened and exhibited internationally such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Jamaica Arts Center New York, Kunstpavillion Zagreb, IDFA International documentary film festival Amsterdam, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, etc. ‘Chapter 2 - field trip’ is distributed by Filmbank, EYE film Institute Netherlands.
Recently, Nakazaki’s interest in storytelling expanded in different forms such as writing feature film scripts. She participated at Binger film writer’s lab (2013) where ‘Lovers and Coffins’ has developed. ‘Uncle George’ has developed at Script Circle Berlin (2017) and both scripts have been selected for the second round of consideration for the 2017 and 2019 Development Track of Sundance Institute.