Letting the mountains hear the voice of the ocean

2017, 2channel high definition video,6:12min.

In the work "Letting the Mountains Hear the Voice of the Ocean"—a video installation projected on two screens—Yamashita and Kobayashi trek through a mountain while releasing the recorded sounds of the sea from a speaker. This activity, in turn, allows for the trees, birds, and alpine to listen to the flow of ocean’s waves. As nature’s two oppositions face each other, a sense of disorder is suddenly felt and this perception, in a way, reminds us of "dépaysement": the French word to describe displacement or disorientation often used in surrealism.


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