Yuki HAYASHI ” A Quiet Time of the Holiday”

Yuki HAYASHI ” A Quiet Time of the Holiday”



Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to announce to hold a solo show of Yuki Hayashi, “A Quiet Time of the Holiday. ” Hayashi is a video artist based in Kansai and has participated in quite a few exhibitions and film festivals in and outside Japan.

 Hayashi was born in Kyoto in 1976 and started making films in 1997. He uses photos as materials for his video making. He takes thousands of photos to load on the computer, cut them out, and lay them one after another. This practice may remind us of the ways of modern communication or memorization through digital media or the internet. His works reflect the artist’s huge scale of world-view about the fragmentation of memories and sharing and distribution of digital video, and because they seem to have no start or end, they look as if shown in the air. Piles of photos and images behind films appeal to our daily visual experience making us feel they might be linked to ourselves somewhere, or somewhere deep inside us.

 The artist had been pursuing how to record or how to memorize by using the digital technology to full extent. Recently, he started to try re-questioning the vulnerability of video medium, or the forming condition or perception of it. His solo show, image data, at our gallery in 2016 showed his sharpened notion towards non-materiality or the ways of acceptance or consumption in addition to the forming condition of the video as digital data.
  In 2018, he made a research of the film archives in Germany and this experience expanded his view to the relationship between the saving format of the film and time axis. As he took a projector or a player into his works and resolved the image as digital data to pixel figures, his expression developed further, trying various styles for the forming conditions of the video media. 

  “A Quiet Time of the Holiday” is his 2007 work triggered by the discovery of an imaginary map he drew in his childhood. It is created by using the old model of video camera, digital camera, and PC, all of which are scarcely used now. The artist analyzes the film and re-records all the material using the recent devices to re-create the original into high-res image and yet apparently as close as the original.

  The digital data are inseparable from the saving, restoration, reproduction, video device and video format as the time changes. How are those digital data saved, restored, reproduced and succeeded to the future? “It is a trial of the crossing and connection of the past and the present, reflecting various things,” says Hayashi. Adding to the saving, restoration, reproduction of the image, various level of differences such as using the different devices and recording with the different format, up-scaling, reveal the gaps and the similarities with the original. And the new “A Quiet Time of the Holiday” will be emerged.

  Do not miss this opportunity to witness the promising artist, Yuki Hayashi’s further development.


Opening reception is to be held on 19th October, 17:00-19:00.

Artist Talk, Yuki HAYASHI x Yuji Oshita (Curator, Osaka Nakanoshima Museum) on 26th October, 14:30- 


【Selected solo Exhibitions】
2004Gallery Sanjo ,Kyoto ('05, '06)
2007Gallery neutron ,Kyoto(' 08, '09)
2008Gallery Yuragi ,Kyoto(‘13)
2009neutron tokyo,Tokyo(‘12)
2010Gallery Meihodo blanc,Nagoya/ Gallery Yamaki Fine Art,Kobe
2011Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, sample white room, Nara, E&C Gallery, Fukui
2012Kashiwa Planetariium, Chiba, Minami yamashiro mura Aoi ie, Kyoto, Gallery Sanjo, Kyoto
2014Theater Cafe, Aichi, Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe
2015HAPS Higashiyama Artists Placement Service, Kyoto, trace, Kyoto, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka, Ajigawa Soko, FLOAT, Osaka, Gallery TRI-ANGLE, Takaraduka University, Hyogo
2016Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Gallery Yamaki, Fine Art, Kobe
2017Gallery PARK, Kyoto
2018Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2002Image Forum Festival, Shinjuku Park Tower, , Tokyo, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
2003STARTART001, Hosomi Art Museum, Kyoto, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, Asian America International Film Festival, USA
2004Out the window, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Project Space ZIP, Korea
2005The backside, Art map, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
2006AMUSE ART JAM, Kyoto Culture Museum, Kyoto / Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Canada
2007Transmediale, Germany, Discovering the Emerging Artists in Aichi, Aichi Art and Cultural center, Aichi
2008Art Court Frontier 2008 #6, Art Court Gallery, Osaka
2009Re:membering Next of Japan, Doosan art center. Gallery loop, Korea, migratory- Stray into the world, Art Court Gallery, Osaka, Daydream, Aichi Prefectural Gallery of Art, Aichi,
2010Touch / See, C Square at Chukyo University, Aichi, Matsumoto Contemporary Art Festival Asian Art Film Program, Rokuzan Park Kensei Hall, Higuchi, Nagano
2011Human Frames, Kunst im Tunnel, Germany / Substation, Singapole, PARIS FESTIVAL OF DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMAS, COLLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA, France, Drawing Exhibition, CAP STUDIO Y3, Kobe
2012Ebisu Film Festival: The physical of the image, Tokyo Municipal Museum of Photography, Tokyo (BYT), Film Art Festival MOVING, Solo show at Social Kitchen, Kyoto, Takao Elementary School Festival, Takao Elementary School, Kyoto, HUMAN FRAMES FESTIVAL, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Germany, Art Line Kashiwa, Solo show at Kashiwa Planetarium, The other side of the monitor and controller – Art and video game-, neutron-tokyo, Tokyo
2013Disoving fish the reality of the next, Seika University Gallery Flor, Gallery PARC, Kyoto, Walking man, CAS, Osaka, Human Frames showcase at Nuit Blanche 2013, Paris, France, FILMS D’ANIMATION #1, MAISON POPULAIRE, France, i want you, WELTKUNSTZIMMER, Germany
2014i want you, enoco creates osaka, / Suita History and Culture Town Planning Center beach house, Osaka / Out of the window, Love journey – Landscape and expression, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo
2015Film Art Festival MOVING 2015, Solo show at HAPS, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto / Our experiment site connected through art, enoco creates osaka, Osaka
2016A day for art and music rooms, Ashiya city Museum of Art & History, Hyogo, 2nd PATinKYOTO Kyoto Print Triennale 2016, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
2017To the far beyond Shizubi Project 6, Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka / A beacon to the future, ART MUSEUM & LIBRARY, OTA, Gumma / Port Kobe Art Festival, Kobe Port terminal, Kobe air port, etc
2018i want you, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture, Hamayashiki, Suita / Out the window, Trip of Love, Scenary and expression, Ashiya City Museum of History and Culture, Hyogo
2019Yuzu muge Yuki HAYASHI x Yukio FUJIMOTO, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka

2006Tronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Wallace Most Innovative Film or Video Production Award
2006AMUSE ART JAM, Second prize
【Artist Information】

SessionSat. Oct 19, 2019 - Fri. Nov 29, 2019 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)