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

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RHYTHMS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD was created on the occa- sion of an Artist in Residence program in Portland (OR, USA).

Portland was a rapidly changing city which many sites were under-construction and huge cranes were being used. I met a herd of goats which I discovered that they had lived on a plot of land next to the studio I was using during the residency. They were forced to leave to make way for the development of a supermarket.

What interested me was the condition of the goats. They seemed to be relaxed and to succeed in keeping their life rhythm in their new lot although it was surrounded by roads and construction sites. The rhythm consisted of eating, rumination, and excreting, which were their basic bodily demands.

Learning from the goats, I rethought the bodily rhythm as a hint to manage living in any environment and presented the situation which was different kinds of collectives living in parallel. Construction is regarded as the movement to make the surroundings change, and the goat’s behavior is regarded as the movement to carry on their life as usual in this work.


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

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