Yoi Kawakubo Waiting for Diogenes e-flux Artist Cinemas (26 Apr-2 May 2021)

Yoi Kawakubo's (Unit 7, Studio 7-130) film Waiting for Diogenes, 2020 (74 mins) has been selected as part of e-flux Artist Cinemas programme from 26 April-2 May 2021.

Partly filmed in a studio in Unit 4, the story follows an artist embarking on a research project to raise and live with an octopus as a partner for a year, by way of exploring the body-mind relationship and the political and social implications of alternative modes of consciousness. As the project develops, it takes an unsuspected turn when a global pandemic engulfs the world and most art projects are forced to stop. Unwillingly, the project evolves into research about a different matter.

You can watch Yoi's film and find out more about the e-flux Artist Cinemas programme here:

Images: Yoi Kawakubo, Waiting for Diogenes, film stills, 2021, courtesy the artist