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Artists Films 


Tsuneko Taniuchi - Flower Bed

Tsuneko Taniuchi

Tatsumi Orimoto, Tsuneko Taniuchi, Kim Young-mi and Lee Lee Nam. 

Grandmother's Lunch, Beethoven-Mama,

Flower Bed, Painter & Mom and Dreamscape 1 & Dreamscape 2

Artists Films LEAFF  

Tate Modern

Bankside SE1 9TG 




The fourth London East Asia Film Festival introduced eight Film & Art titles for Tate Modern's Starr Cinema, to complete the programme. These events were supported by LEAFF, The BFI Lottery Fund London, The Museum of Photography Seoul and Waugh Office.

The event was divided into three sections with the second section dedicated to a series of screenings and a discussion about differing perspectives on intimacy and the passage of time.

"Film takes form in many ways. LEAFF champions all types of film and filmmaking and introduces a new strand dedicated to artistic films and media art pieces to be screened at the Tate Modern’s Starr Cinema. 

Lee Lee Nam is an artist and filmmaker that is considered to be the second Nam June Paik. A series of his works, Rise of Roots, inspired by the Korean landscapes will be screened. Tatsumi Orimoto, Kim Young-mi and Tsuneko Taniuchi are artists that produce photographs, paintings and films about aging, working closely with their family. Documentaries about their work and performance videos will be screened, followed by a discussion.

Director Jang Min-seung have produced a series of videos with great interest in nature and Jeju Island in particular. He collaborates with the film music composer, Jung Jae-il who is known for Director Bong Joon-ho’s film scores including Okja and Parasite." - LEAFF


Flower Bed (above image)

Tsuneko Taniuchi | Japan | 2011 | 14 mins

Tsuneko Taniuchi’s work explores the borders between art and life, it also looks at questions relating to social, sexual and cultural identity. Her work has been shown at international events such as Force de l’art at the Grand Palais, Paris in 2006 and 2009 and the Liverpool Biennial in 2004. 

Grandmother’s Lunch

Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2017 | 4 mins


Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2012 | 13 mins

Tatsumi Orimoto has created a unique relationship to performance, film and photography by inviting an audience to become essential participants in the production of artworks. His recent work with his mother has captured the imagination and provided insights into how an artist can transform universal themes such as ageing and family into artworks of intimacy and beauty. Orimoto worked with artists such as Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys and continues across decades to participate in museums and biennials throughout the world.

Painter & Mom

Kim Young-mi, Forest Ian Etsler | South Korea | 2019 | 12 mins

For the last 30 years, painting has been Kim Young-mi's life. Numerous collections of paintings are of her mother and dedicated to her past. Kim co-directs, starring in the documentary with her mother about her life and how her art is influenced. Kim explains, "I paint so that I can overcome the trauma of my personal and familial history. I paint with desperation so that I can begin to live"

Tatsumi Orimoto - Beethoven Mama

Tatsumi Orimoto

Kim Young-mi

Kim Young-Mi

Dreamscape 1

Lee Lee Nam | South Korea | 2013 | 3.40 mins

Dreamscape 2

Lee Lee Nam | South Korea | 2013 | 4.17 mins

Dreamscape 1 is a combination of old and new in multiple forms: a traditional Korean watercolor work depicting a rural landscape by the sea is set into motion with modern digital technology; the serene landscape transforms into an industrialised coastal city with neon lights, cranes and smoke; the narrative of the inexorable rise of industry and humanity's clash with nature concludes with decay: the city fades, the lights disappear, the landscape's former beauty is destroyed and humans become only a memory in the form of abandoned cranes amidst black ruins. Dreamscape 2 sees the artist challenge the poetic portrayal and romantic use of brushwork through painstaking enhancements and subtle additions, to present to the viewer a digital dreamscape of the 21st century.

Lee Lee Nam - Dreamscape 1

Lee Lee Nam

London East Asia Film Festival - LEAFF at Tate with Mark Waugh & Lee Lee Nam

The screening of films by Lee Lee Nam was followed by an interview plus Q & A with Waugh Office Co - Director Mark Waugh.

London East Asia Film Festival - LEAFF at Tate with Julia Waugh, Tatsumi Orimoto, Kim Young-mi & Tsuneko Taniuchi

Artists Tatsumi Orimoto, Tsuneko Taniuchi and Kim Young-mi attended a discussion after the screening of their films with the audience and curator, co director of Waugh Office, Julia Waugh.

London East Asia Film Festival - LEAFF

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