ParisSatellite 12 programme. Daisuke Kosugi
In film, sculpture, performance and text, Daisuke Kosugi constructs seductive scenarios that entail an underlying conflict between personal freedom and systems. Whether by portraying how creativity is mined by the creative industry in a Post-Fordist labour market, or through a narrative of creativity that is not convertible to economic or cultural measures of productivity, Kosugi unpacks these struggles through the lives of individuals. His semi-autobiographical films guide audiences through intimate experiences where the conflict is rendered bodily and emotional. Through layers of fiction and non-fiction he constructs a self-reflective mode of viewing, a method of storytelling developed from his interest in empathy and the incommunicability of pain.
Daisuke Kosugi (born 1984, Tokyo) lives and works in Oslo. He is co-founder of the Louise Dany initiative in Oslo together with Ina Hagen. His latest solo exhibitions include: “Dawning of the Dance Floor”, Podium, Oslo (2015), and “Forgive Me for I Am Not Gentle”, as a duo with Ina Hagen, INCA Seattle (2016).
His work has been presented at: LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival), Norway; CPH:DOX 2017 (Special in NEW:VISION Award), 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); and Malmö Konsthall (2016). He was shortlisted for the DNB Savings Bank Foundation’s Grants for Emerging Artists in 2016, Oslo Kunstforening (2016); and the International award of the Spring Exhibition 2016, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In 2017, he was an artist-in-residence at WIELS, Brussels.
Curator: Laura Herman
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