Daisuke Kosugi (born 1984, Tokyo) lives and works in Oslo. He is co-founder of the Louise Dany initiative in Oslo with the artist Ina Hagen. His work has been presented at LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival), Norway; CPH:DOX 2017 (Special in NEW:VISION Award), 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2016). He was awarded the 2017 French Prize by the French Institute of Norway. In 2017, he was an artist-in-residence at WIELS, Brussels, and in 2018 he was a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In spring 2019, he created a performance for “Move” at the Centre Pompidou. In film, sculpture, performance and text, Daisuke Kosugi constructs seductive scenarios that entail an underlying conflict between personal freedom and systems. Whether by portraying how creativity is mined by the creative industry in a Post-Fordist labour market, or through a narrative of creativity that is not convertible to economic or cultural measures of productivity, Kosugi unpacks these struggles through the lives of individuals. His semi-autobiographical films guide audiences through intimate experiences where the conflict is rendered bodily and emotional. Through layers of fiction and non-fiction he constructs a self-reflective mode of viewing, a method of storytelling developed from his interest in empathy and the incommunicability of pain.