Pyuupiru 01-08

PYUUPIRU 2001 - 2008
Director : Daishi MATSUNAGA
Japan, 2009
91 minutes

Pyuupiru is a Japanese contemporary artist whose works are highly acclaimed in recent years. An old friend of his (hers), Daishi Matsunaga has filmed him for 8 years, ever since Pyuupiru frequented clubs wearing eccentric handmade costumes. Pyuupiru went through a gender identity disorder, broken heart and castration operation, and then he held a performance at Yokohama Triennale in 2005 as a compilation of his life experience. Pyuupiru was born as male, but he gradually realized that his body does not fit him. He tried to clear that feeling by wearing those eccentric costumes. In a short while, people started to take notice of it as pieces of art, and he started creative activity in the contemporary art world. This documentary film 'PYUUPIRU 2001-2008' follows the vicissitudes of his mind, body, and the art works that he gave birth to. Enormous amount of footage also reveals the relationships with his family, friends and his boyfriend who have always watched him with a warm look, although they had mixed feeling for the reality. (IMDB)

Yes, documentary + artist are good reason to watch. I found it's always more interesting to see the process than the final product. I love the rawness of the movie, how they showed the artist when he broken heart and react to his artworks at that time, his feelings and struggle. Not only showed inspiring artworks but how as a human struggle with his life, not give up but try to push himself even more.

here's one of the review, Midnight Eye

1 comment:

Make it Easy said...

ooh how interesting!
sun! you find the best japanese things too! you should email the people behind Super Youth and ask to write for them too! you'd be soo great at it!!!