Can Tamura


Born 1970 in Dover, Delaware, USA. Lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan. Can Tamura is an artist, filmmaker, and audiovisual anthropologist. He earned his BA in film at Antioch College (USA) and MA in Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices at the University of Münster (Germany). Working primarily in Japan, Turkey, and Mongolia, he makes experimental documentary films that explore the intersection between ethnographic film and art. Paintings and drawings are often hyperrealist depictions of broken objects or sketches on appropriated materials. Mediums include 16mm film, analog and digital video, analog and digital photography, oil and acrylic paints, sound, and text.


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