With Friction, As Friction

2018

HD Video, Color, Sound

14min. 45sec.

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With Friction, As Friction

Installation view at S.Y.P art space /With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Installation view at S.Y.P art space /With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Video still/With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Video still/With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Video still/With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Video still/With Friction, As Friction

With Friction, As Friction

Video still/With Friction, As Friction





With Friction, As Friction was filmed at Matsunoyama which is one of the heaviest snowfall area in Japan.

It highlights Yukihori which is routine labor to clean large quantity of snow from the rooftops of the houses by the inhabitant’s hand. Switching places and performers, Yukihori are repeated endlessly in this work. Zoomed out gradually, their actions are getting anonymous, and also the sound of Yukihori is getting rhythmic.

The heavy snowfall is friction for the inhabitant, while if the environment had a point of view, Yukihori could be considered friction which prevents snow covering the whole village. The struggling between the snowfall and Yukihori continues in the film as if it was a holistic ecosystem keeping the landscape of the village.


Special thanks: Yuri Fukushima, Yonezo Kobayashi, Issei Okamura, Taisei Watanabe
Support: Yamakiwa Gallery

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