The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa

16mm scanned to HD video

Duration: 25 minutes

September 2016, at The 11th Gwangju Biennale The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju, South Korea

In collaboration with Ane Hjort Guttu


Art director Naoki Hayakawa works 16 hours daily in a creative, neo-totalitarian advertisement company in Tokyo. The working pressure causes a mental condition between sleep and wakefulness where he has strange and wonderful dreams, creating a mixed state between reality and phantasy. When he tells his superiors about his state of mind, he is told to exploit his dreams by using ideas from them in his work. This triggers a crisis as it occurs to him that his whole self is being instrumentalized.

A film by Ane Hjort Guttu and Daisuke Kosugi

Screenplay: Ane Hjort Guttu/Daisuke Kosugi

Director/Producer: Ane Hjort Guttu

Line producer/Consultant: Daisuke Kosugi

Executive producer: Elisabeth Kleppe/Aldeles AS

Cast: Daisuke Kosugi

Cinematography: Marte Vold FNF

Editing: Jon Endre Mørk

Sound/Sound design: Øyvind Rydland

Composer: Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Colorist/online: Christian Berg-Nielsen

Produced with the support of Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), Western Norway Film Centre, Arts Council Norway, Free Speech Foundation, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Gwangju Biennale for Contemporary Art, Office for Contemporary Art Norway.