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.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS (*)
2011 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica*
2009 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2008 The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo