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Tokyo Loop

Cargo doors
Video: 06m 08s (filming by GHANI)
Drawing on a map
A truck drives on the Inner Circular Route (C1) of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Expressway. When it has completed a full circuit and returned to its starting point, the footage loops. Through these two instances of repetition, in the video the truck continually travels around the city center. Put another way, the central Tokyo landscape through which the truck passes never changes.

The quake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 brought to the surface some challenging issues Japan has had for years, and seemed to have the potential to change society. This work sends an encouraging cheer for us to the heart of the capital, while simultaneously satirizing a Tokyo yet to achieve transformation.