Tetsuya Maruyama

Tetsuya Maruyama

Tetsuya Maruyama (Yokohama, 1983) is an artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes film, performance, sound, installation and everything in between.

Maruyama’s work departs from re-contextualization of found banal materials and textures, as a record of his quotidian observations.

His works have been shown at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 27th Slavonian Biennial, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Mono no Aware, Bienal de Imagen en Movimiento, Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, Cinemateca Uruguaya, Stuttgart Filmwinter, among others. His film “The Owl’s Tale”, inspired by the Haitian folktale of the same title, won the best film award at VIII Festival Márgenes (Madrid, Spain) in 2018. Tetsuya Maruyama currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he continues to work in its proximity to nature.


HD Video / 06:23 min / 2020

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In Japanese, 間(MA) is best described as a consciousness of interval/space, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of senses.


HD Video / 02:35 min / 2020

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“Through the eyes of the dead, the imaginary of the land is revived in the passage of light.”

A film-passage made with local plants and flowers during the carnaval 2020 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Developed with vitamin-c/sodium carbonate mix and fixed with sea salt water for 4 days. After the fix, the film wasn’t washed so the salt formation started to appear on the emulsion and eventually edited digitally.