Inoue Shinta Project of Shepherd 1999

Director: MAEDA Shinjiro

1999 No dialogue Subtitled in n.a. Color Video 22 min

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Photography: MAEDA Shinjiro
Editing: MAEDA Shinjiro
Sound: MAEDA Shinjiro
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[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF ’99

[Synopsis] Acclaimed young video artist records the installation artwork of Inoue Shinta.
A documentary on a collaborative art project in which sketched cut-out sheep suddenly appear in the middle of cities and fields. The project calls attention to “shepherds” who migrate at will without regard for borders, using guerrilla tactics to erode public space. Then the moment the camera captures them, the sheep become three dimensional. The expression of these images carries the energy, bewilderment and the amusement of the people on the scene that goes far beyond the mere collaborative documentation of a spatial art installation.

MAEDA Shinjiro

Born in 1969. Film and video artist. His films, screened in Japan and abroad, interrogate the theme “seeing.” Teaches at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu. Before that, worked in film production at the Yellow Two Company. Films include L (’95), Braille (’96) and The King’s Children (’98).

MAEDA Shinjiro | Inoue Shinta Project of Shepherd 1999 | ON | “hibi” 13 full moons