Gakigaki

Tero Nauha

In Japanese mythology, the Gaki is a hungry ghost, who can never be satisfied. He is a metaphor for greediness, repleteness and quarreling. In the video 'Gakigaki', a naked male body is raging on the screen, which is divided in three vertical part. The body is cut in three horizontal parts. The soundtrack underlines the animal side of a human body – greediness is often described as an embodied animalistic characteristic of a personality. In the manipulated video image, the body is shown as an equal element with the colour grading, editing and the soundtrack. Eventually the video is set in a performative context, a kitchen at a home.

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:04:40
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Gakigaki
Finnish Title
Gakigaki
English Title
Gakigaki
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Tero Nauha (Author), Tero Nauha (Director), Karolina Kucia (Camera)
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Tero Nauha is a Finnish performance and visual artist. He has studied at Lahti Art Institute, Poznan Art Academy in Poland, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Goldsmiths College of London and Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Nauha works with audiovisual mediums, installation, site-specific works and drawing. His performances often deal with the ethical problematics between the audience and the performer. Nauha’s works and performances have been seen in solo and group exhibitions and festivals in Finland and abroad.