Kogunada is a master of juxtaposition, and “Passageways” is no exception. The video artist is best known for his distinct style of appropriative filmmaking, creating visual essays that unpack key elements of modern cinema. Here, Kogunada lifts scenes from director Yasujiro Ozu. His aim? To display the famous Japanese filmmaker’s attraction toward in-between spaces: alleys and hallways. An obsession rarely explored. What remains is a quiet portrait of Ozu himself—his talent for framing and capturing his actors in those extremely private moments, only ever experienced in transit.
Editor / Kogonada
Music / A1 by Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm