When I wish upon a star

2004, Video installation, 2:22 min. material contribution: Kenji Karasaki

In "When I wish upon a star" Yamashita and Kobayashi prolonged a videotaped image of a real shooting star, whose duration is originally less than a second, into about two minutes in order to make it long enough for all of Yamashita's wishes upon the shooting star.
Presenting this obviously childish act of tampering, they try to redraw the shape of human desires.


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