YOKAI / Edmund Hardy is a film maker and writer currently based in London.
Born in Tokyo he is Japanese-English.
I make experimental films and music videos which focus on communal life and diverse searches for another world. I’m interested in friendship, amateurism and what it means to live against the grain.
My research focuses on language, race and capitalism; architecture and parasitic buildings; and a politics of philology.
Theatre work and writing has developed semi improvised versions of Nō and Kyogen plays, as well as lyric poems and archive essays.
Other projects include collaborating on podcasts on politics and poetry; queerness and sci fi; a communist cinema night; and a small press.