Yuko Kamei

*1979. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

First trained in Dance, Yuko Kamei began filming in 2004 and currently extends her work into photography and drawings. She is interested in creative relations between the human body and built environment and deploys the body as a point of reference to investigate the physicality and meanings of spaces.

KAMEI Heels down on your feet HD 2

Heels Down, On Your Feet / Japan / 2004 / 3’04 / 4:3

The protagonist is a full-time office worker who practices dancing at night. Both are important aspects of her life, and neither activity compromises the other. The artist asked her to dress in her office uniform and follow her choreography by dancing outside in the open air. Heels down, On Your Feet is an upbeat expression of freedom and happiness.