RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

2018

Single channel video installation

– HD Video, color, sound, plywood

16min. 28sec.

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

Installation view at S.Y.P art space /RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

Installation view at S.Y.P art space /RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

Installation view at S.Y.P art space /RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

Video still/RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD was made from footage filmed on an occasion of a month Artist in Residence program at Portland (OR, USA).

Whilst researching the rapid change of the cityscape of Portland and the anxiety of the residents to it, Yamada found the fact that there was a herd of goats which had located on the place next to the studio, where a supermarket stands now. She visited their new lot and realized the goats seemed to be relaxed unexpectedly and to have succeeded in keeping their own tempo although they were still surrounded by construction sites.

Learning from the goats and their rhythm made of the bodily demands: eating, rumination and excreting, Yamada attempts to see the construction sites from the goats’ point of view as a practice to live amid the difficult neighborhood. The sounds in RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD are made of chewing sound and the field recording from the construction, which lead the video rhythmically and humorously.


Sound effects: Takayoshi Ohara
Special thanks: Matt Jay, Keenan Jay, Tetsuro Kano, Yusuke Takeda, Nanao Tsukuda, Hanae Utamura, Belmont Goats

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