A theater director and video artist, Takuya Murakawa was born in 1982 and is based in Kyoto. His wide-ranging work emerges from the border between fiction and reality, drawing on documentary and fieldwork approaches in order to explore not only questions of artistic methodology but also the true nature of reality. His major work includes Zeitgeber (Festival/Tokyo 2011 Emerging Artists Program), To the Open Sea (Moving Video Art Festival 2012), words (Festival/Tokyo 2012), Everett Ghost Lines (Kyoto Experiment 2014), and Nation: South Korea (planned by Hansol Yoon, 2016). Zeitgeber has been revived in Japan and overseas, including as part of Japan Syndrome – Art and Politics after Fukushima at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, in 2014. As an Agency for Cultural Affairs 2016 East Asia Cultural Envoy, he has led workshops in Shanghai and Beijing. He is currently a Saison Foundation Junior Fellow.