Mountain Plain Mountain

By Daniel Jacoby & Yu Araki

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Produced by Daniel Jacoby & Yu Araki
Fundació Joan Miró
Arts Council Tokyo
Mondriaan Fund

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Mountain Plain Mountain was shot it in Obihiro, Japan, at the last standing venue to host a rare kind of draft horse races known as Ban'ei. Putting together a mix of motionless, contemplative shots and hard-edge, rhythmical, gibberish-rich montages, the slowness of these bizarre races is twisted to its limit. The overall timeline, thus, mimics the track's topography poetically described by a veteran trainer as "a small and a big mountain."


  • Art, Experimental
  • 21 '
  • TBC
  • Dolby Stereo
  • Colour
  • HD
  • Japanese