A graduate of the Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts, Tama Art University, HAYAMA Rei spent her childhood in a unique environment with frequent interaction with wildlife. She began her film and video practice using original approaches from 2008. In her work, she explores the nature and other living creatures absent from or disregarded by anthropocentric perspectives. Reinterpreting the relationship between nature and mankind, she attempts to summon nature’s invisible layers of reality into the human imagination. Her work has been exhibited and screened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Bergen Kunsthall, Thai Film Archives, Anthology Film Archives (New York), Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Empty Gallery (Hong Kong), and more.