Hiraki Sawa


Arab Catholic Scouts

My work is primarily in video and animation, with a particularly sculptural approach to working with the moving image. Building up moving images into a film is akin to fashioning a physical object.


My work explores the very fragile experience we have of reality – so far and so close, ever-changing, intangible, not easily outlined or defined. I seek to capture the sense of being nowhere, a continued displacement, migration, a relentless and transient home-making, the notion that home is right here by my side, never to be rooted in any particular place.


I investigate the different meanings of moving, travelling and changing places: of going beyond the border, or the gaps between things. I see fantasy as only existing along with reality and my work as being in the space between reality and unreality – the space where imaginary travel and movement is possible.


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