Photo: Umihiko Eto
Born in Hokkaido in 1980; lives and works in Nagano Prefecture.
Sakakibara creates video installations that reflect personal motifs by simultaneously show multiple sequences of the same events and people in one space through such techniques as repetition, transformation, and frame-by-frame structure. At KENPOKU ART 2016, his work “Solitarium” (2015), an animation installation projected on a polygon structured screen resembling a skull, will be shown at the Hitachi Shipping Center and Planetarium which features a 22-meter dome. His numerous international awards include the grand prize for best international short film at the International Animated Film Festival (Animatou) in Switzerland in 2014, the Grand Prize at the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival in the animation division in 2006, and the International Animation Art Film Festival in Russia.