The Landfall (2023)
Dir: Maya Erin Masuda
Sound and Audio Design: Keisuke Tsuchiya
Voice Acting: Jim Rampage, Maria Kostornaia
Transcultural Interpretation: Ako Mori
Technical Support: Rodrigo Canas, Mike Faulkner, Harry Johns, Gill Dibben
This ongoing project has been realized with the generous support of Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation, Sasakawa Foundation as well as Kuma Foundation.
Having previously explored the representation of machines that are open to vulnerability from a perspective of care, throughout her recent work Maya has conducted extensive research on the skin and morphological abnormalities found on animals left behind in Chornobyl and Fukushima. By transforming the skin and structure of the machines she explores based on this research, she attempts to reverse-engineer the accumulated record of geo-trauma brought about by humans within the speculative futurity she presents. It is a practice that attempts to dislocate a facet of technology that has been accelerated through war and invasion, as well as an attempt to de-anthropocentrise its representation.
Fragmented narratives from indeterminate subjects and the fragments of images that bear resemblance to landscapes, animals and human skin, pose questions concerning post-humanism, post-intimacy, be-longing, pain and queerness in the foreseeable future.