Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi


“Paths are made by walking.” In order to determine whether the above phrase was actually true, Yamashita and Kobayashi kept running in a park for five days. In the fast-forward movie compiled from digital photographs taken one per second, a path with the shape of infinity gradually emerges as they move in high-speed.

The Japanese artist duo Mai Yamashita (b 1976) and Naoto Kobayashi (b 1974) is working in the field of multi-media. Both of them studied at MFA Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Since they came to Germany in 2004, they live and work in Europe. They have participated in various major international exhibitions, festivals and screenings (ARS 06, The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki / I Am Future Melancholic, Tate Modern / Small Mischiefs, Pump House Gallery, London / Videonale 11, Kunstmuseum Bonn / International Film Festival Rotterdam / transmediale.06, Berlin etc.)