As a special program for Flowers in the Heart, the current online exhibition by Aki Kondo, we are going to stream the full length of Kondo's film work HIKARI from Saturday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 6.
HIKARI is Kondo’s first short film, which was released to the public in 2015.
Using the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami as its motif, Kondo put stop motion animation with 14,000 scenes painted in oil and live action depicting a story of a painter and his lover together. Throughout the film the artist expresses her thoughts toward the victims of the disaster and presents us with a silver lining. Made up of both animated and live action segments, the work functions as an extension of her paintings or as a painting with words.
It is our wish that we can deliver Kondo’s strong message to you in this uncertain and unstable time. Please enjoy the film along with our online exhibition Flowers in the Heart and our Online Catalogue.