Posted on April 27, 2020
Artist, Yuko Mohri, who is included in ICI’s traveling exhibition Seeing Sound, curated by Barbara London, is featured in Glasgow International Digital Programme, with a new work entitled Everything Flows – distance, 2020.
For more information about Seeing Sound, click here.
Yuko Mohri is best known for her sculpture and installations comprising found objects and kinetics, often incorporating aspects of chance. Here, in making a new video for Glasgow International’s digital programme, she splices together scenes in Yasujirō Ozu’s acclaimed film Tokyo Story (1953) where no humans are present. Ozu’s film tells the story of an elderly couple visiting their children, who are now adults and whom pay their elderly parents scant attention. Much of it is set within small domestic interiors, with fixed camera shots and with much of the ‘action’ taking place off camera, such that its tempo, setting and themes all strongly resonate with our current circumstances, as does Mohri’s eerie subversion.
This is presented alongside her earlier film Everything Flows – interval (2018), which similarly extracts a sequence of various objects swaying from Dziga Vertov’s documentary film Man with a Movie Camera (1929).
Courtesy of the artist, mother’s tankstation and project fulfill.
Video editing: Kazuya Kato.
This is a new commission for Gi2020’s digital programme. For more information about Glasgow International click here.