Shotengai

Michael Yoshimura

✨Opening✨
November 13, 2020 — 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Night Gallery (Bridgeport) - 3149 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60608

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On Exhibit: November 13-December 3
Location: The Night Gallery

In consideration of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, this event will take place outdoors with 6-foot social distancing; masks will be required at all events. Please RSVP so we can manage crowd sizes in public space.


Shotengai investigates Takaharu’s role in a future society extended through technological infrastructures - a story about space, city, and technology. Set in 2100, Takaharu lives in a humble mid-rise building off a shotengai, somewhere in a dense Japanese city. The story reflects upon his everyday actions as a maintenance worker for a large corporation’s code database. As the years have progressed, Takaharu has become increasingly jaded, and the bits of broken memory which narrates the film gives ques to his past employment, as a black market code hacker.

About Michael Yoshimura
Michael Yoshimura is a CG Artist based in Toronto, Canada. Michael received his Bachelor & Master of Architecture from the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. Michael has also studied in Spain at Universidad Europa de Madrid. His passion lies in combining the mediums of film, CG animation, and architecture - exploring their potential through cinematic visual narratives. He has previously worked in Canada and Japan, at the offices of Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, AGATHOM Co, DIALOG, and Denegri Bessai Studio.