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Nagi Noda (1973-2008)

Does anyone have any more information? Very sad, she was an amazing talent.

her website:

Partizan announcement:

some work to check out: • Yuki "Sentimental Journey"Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video For Being Appraised as an "Ex-fat Girl" (aka Poodle Fitness)Cut Copy "Hearts on Fire" (her last video)

kevathens, September 10, 2008 at 9:25:54 PM CEST

:( Please pass along any information.

hakai, September 10, 2008 at 10:01:20 PM CEST

She is so talented! A great great director!

drieentsjestig, September 10, 2008 at 10:03:30 PM CEST

Sad news indeed... she will be missed. Couldn't find anything on the cause, just this Partizan anouncement from Video Static

"I wanted to let you know that our dear friend Nagi passed away this Sunday at 4:18 pm. Her passing was peaceful and she was with her friends and family until the end. The funeral was on Tuesday.

In keeping with Japanese tradition, we ask that people to light some incense or a candle for Nagi.

I know this news must come as quite a shock. I still don't quite know how to deal with it, I am pretty devastated as she was a good friend and one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met.  I can tell you that she went well. She was dressed in her Mark Ryden Dress, Chanel boots, perfect make up, Viktor and Rolf black lace eyelashes." - Daniell Hinde, Partizan

hypt, September 10, 2008 at 10:19:56 PM CEST

Sad news indeed.

Its a shame the tribute (dressed in her Mark Ryden Dress, Chanel boots, perfect make up, Viktor and Rolf black lace eyelashes) sounds so godamn crass.


kevathens, September 10, 2008 at 10:29:54 PM CEST

I'm guessing that's how she wanted to be adorned in repose (or at the hospital bed, I can't parse that statement..).

moonman, September 10, 2008 at 10:30:06 PM CEST

a very painful lost... let's remember her with some of her creations

igor33, September 10, 2008 at 10:30:41 PM CEST

so incredibly sad. :(( Her Yuki video is a masterpiece, and her work as an art director was astounding.

hypt, September 10, 2008 at 10:39:30 PM CEST


asifneon, September 10, 2008 at 11:00:58 PM CEST

My heart has dropped and rolled away. A stellar and unique vision, shocking... it always is.

kevathens, September 10, 2008 at 11:15:08 PM CEST

More info from Creativity Online (via mograph):

Nagi Noda, the Japanese artist/designer/director behind groundbreaking music videos and spots passed away on Sunday, September 7. According to Noga's family, she passed away from ongoing complications related to surgery she had after she was in a bad car accident last year.

"Beyond being a brilliant artist and wonderful talent, Nagi was one of the most incredibly unique spirits that I have known," says Sheila Stepanek, CEO/EP Partizan US, which represented Noda. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Stepanek says that Noda passed "in her Mark Ryden dress, Chanel boots, perfect make-up with Viktor & Rolf lace black eye lashes."

luk, September 11, 2008 at 12:19:21 AM CEST

. MusicVideo, Short Films, more: .

progosk, September 11, 2008 at 12:20:50 AM CEST


aaron stewart ahn, September 11, 2008 at 12:44:32 AM CEST

I was lucky enough to have met Nagi. It was one of the more interesting evenings in my life. What was supposed to be a short chat over coffee turned into an up til 3am ramble on just about everything. One time meeting a person is never enough, but she was extremely endearing.

Nagi exuded and lived art, as it was something to be lived. It made me feel like an amateur - so connected was her feeling about life invested in what she wanted to do. She had no barriers, pretty much laid as much of her life story in our awkward English (littered with impressive words) as she could. She talked about the unfairness of being a female director, how she felt she had to act twenty times as tough as she was just to get the modicum of respect necessary to do her job. She told me about the start of her artistic life lived with her parents - both artists themselves who had given her a sense of how difficult it can be to navigate the world of art. She also talked about the need for artists to not be divorced from the divine, past lives, a recent trip to Angkor Wat so full of meaning - which planted the seed in my head which led to me shooting there in my last video.

The drawing above was something she put down on the napkin in front of me - she told me it was the secret to the universe, but I shouldn't tell anyone. I think it's ok now. She said most of us look out at the world, but if you close your eyes and look up, you're looking at the universe through your mind, looking at the universe.

She struck me as free spirited, eccentric, and beneath it all incredibly strong. In one evening in her company she affected me greatly. I miss her.

hipgnosist, September 11, 2008 at 1:01:04 AM CEST

aaron, That was perhaps the most insightful & inspiring post yet on this tragedy.




Alanedit, September 11, 2008 at 1:12:42 AM CEST

Amazingly talented. She will be missed.

sgf_jason, September 11, 2008 at 5:32:23 AM CEST

Thanks for that Aaron

drdeathmex, September 11, 2008 at 8:28:25 AM CEST

I actually made a presentation on her work at school two weeks ago...she was a beautiful artist and I was surprised to find that she does way more than just music videos and it's all brilliant!

juzbunny, September 11, 2008 at 10:58:48 AM CEST

NagiNoda was an exemplary artist who brought us the gift of so much brilliant surrealism. Her work was close to my heart especially from its experimental style and her love of small animals. These filled her work thematically, and she lent herself to demonstrative performance art and wonderful half panda costumes and sculptures. I'm sad I never met such a beautiful artist.

progosk, September 11, 2008 at 12:39:01 PM CEST


stevejobs, September 12, 2008 at 3:34:17 AM CEST

She will be missed, she was such an incredibly talented woman, and the world is a great deal more grey and drab without her.

kevathens, September 12, 2008 at 5:09:27 PM CEST

mva: I think they were complaining to the original commenter as well.

alexdecampi, September 13, 2008 at 12:16:43 AM CEST

I loved her work. I'm so sorry she's gone. It was too early.

candles, September 15, 2008 at 3:00:36 AM CEST

Nagi Noda's final music video for JP artist MEG:

robodrug, September 23, 2009 at 2:51:12 PM CEST

Studio collaboration, tribute or recycling?

Dope by French designer Nicolas Vaudelet during the Madrid Cibeles Fashion Week Sept 09


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