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

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 is created from the footages filmed on the occasion of a month Artist in Residence program at Portland(OR, USA).

Portland is one of the cities changing rapidly and I could find many construction sites in which huge cranes stand, while people living there have anxiety to that. Seeing and walking around those construction sites, I found a fact there was a herd of goats which had located in the place next to the studio, where a supermarket stands now. They had been forced to move to another place due to the development.

Nevertheless, in their new lot, the goats seemed to be relaxed, and to have succeeded keeping the distance from human lives, though the lot was surrounded by roads and construction sites as well. They concentrated on the bodily demands: eating, rumination, and excreting and these were making the rhythm of the herd.

Learning from the goats and respecting the strength of the demands of body, I reconstructed the situation which different collectives living in different rhythms in parallel. Construction is regarded the movement to make the surroundings change, and the goat’s behavior is regarded the movement to keep the body as it is 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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