The Japanese Tease

Atsushi Ogata

2002, 15:13 minutes, colour


Third work in the series of comical pseudo-educational videos in whih the artist plays a character learning to adapt to his life in another city/country. In this work, he explores life in Japan, where he returns for visits every year. This cultural satire is based on the artist's own observations and experience of visiting Japan as an outsider/foreigner and combines bothspoken texts and performance. Written/acted/performed, directed, and shot by the artist, and edited entirely in-camera, as in his previous works "The Dutch Touch" and "The Japanese Tease".

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