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18th Art Division Jury Selections

Searching for Eur-Asia

Video work

WATANABE Shinya / KIN Mizuki [Japan]


This is a record of a research trip made from Berlin to Shizuoka across land in order to prove that, rather than being two different cultures, Europe and Asia exist as Eurasia, one cultural continent. The video and narration bind together a legend of swans that spread across Eurasia, the truth about Joseph Beuys’ salvation at the hands of Tatars, and a conversation with the soul of Chris Marker through a shaman.