2008, Video installation, 23 radio-controlled cars, fake fur, wheeled sled, 5:23 min., dimensions variable

On a snowy day in Treptower Park in Berlin, Yamashita imitated a dogsled ride by riding on a wheeled sled pulled by 23 radio-controlled toy cars wearing fake fur, riding until the batteries wore out. Yamashita was able to maneuver the cars using a transmitter, but had difficulty moving in a straight line, swerving about instead. This piece obscures the relationship between controlling and being controlled.


2013 Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

2011 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica*

2009 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2008 The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo