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Anxious Body / Corpo ansioso

Yoriko Mizushiri
France | 2021 | 5’46 No dialogues

Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things encounter, a new direction is born.

Direction/Animation/Image/Editing: Yoriko Mizushiri
Mix: Seigen Ono
Music: Yuka C. Honda
Distribution: MIYU Distribution

Yoriko Mizushiri

Born in 1984, Yoriko Mizushiri is a freelance film director who graduated from the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, whe she made some of her previous works like Shiri-play (2005), Kappo (2006), Enyogu (2007), Lena Lena (2009) and Sushi (2011), inspired by the iconic manga cartoonist Yasuji Tanioka and young painter Tomoko Kashiki. Then, she has been engaged in her trilogy that focuses on the sense of touch: Futon (2012), Snow Hut (2013), and Veil (2014). With these films, She has been nominated and garnered awards at the most important animation festivals like Berlinale Annecy and Zagreb. Sensitive, fluid, physical, erotic, meditative, melancholy and feminine, the films, installations, music videos and designs by Yoriko Mizushiri offer new perspectives on separate body parts, based on infinitely talented control of the line and movement, a choice of light, ‘corporeal colours’ like pink and purple and without superfluous emotionality in the face and eyes. Her hand-drawn animation offer haptic suggestions, delve into fragments of daily life, tiny gestures and moments, and immerse deep into the abysses of the unconscious. The serene rhythm of Mizushiri’s works leaves the door open for the viewers to let themselves go to intimate interpretation.