contact: hello@opertura.org

Opertura is the collaborative unit of self-taught artists, Aya Yamasaki and Jason Brown. Through hand-drawn animations, comics, installations and other media they look at the workings of the natural world and describe it using playful characters and straightforward stories inspired by personal experience and folk storytelling traditions. Their work has screened and been presented domestically and abroad.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellow 2017

2004年、東京でスタートしたJason BrownとAya Brown(山崎綾)の二人組。現在はアメリカ・マサチューセッツ州で活動中。

ショートフィルム/ミュージックビデオ/コマーシャル映像/米TV子供番組「Yo Gabba Gabba!」の映像制作や、雑誌/CD&レコードジャケット/Tシャツなどのイラストレーション制作、壁画、陶器作品、絵本など制作。2010年より朗読×上映×音楽をミックスさせたパフォーマンスを開始している。


Select Festivals:

Animated Dreams (Estonia 2014, 2011)

Animation Block Party (USA 2014, 2013)

Animation Breakdown (USA 2014)

Animatricks (Finland 2014)

Bradford Animation Festival (UK 2014)

DOTMOV (Japan 2012, 2010, 2008)

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland 2008)

Fantoche (Switzerland 2010)

Fest Anca (Slovakia 2012)

International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart (Germany 2011)

Istanbul Animation Festival (Turkey 2010)

Kinofest (Romania 2012)

KLIK! Festival (Netherlands 2017, 2014, 2010)

Krakow International Film Festival (Poland 2010)

Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia 201)

Optica Festival (Spain 2012)

Pictoplasma Animation Festival (Germany 2010, 2009)

Raindance Film Festival (UK 2012)

Salt Lake City Film Festival (USA 2011)

Supertoon (Croatia 2012)

Vimeo Festival and Awards (USA 2010)