Yuya Miki

KAWA NO ZIKAN / a sketch of the Katura River in the Spring of 2020


2020, 16min, stereo, color, HD


The Katsura river runs in the west side of Kyoto city. To prevent Covid-19, the first state of emergency was declared from 17 April to 21 May of 2020 in Kyoto prefecture. The river became important place people spend time. This film made by footage I shoot in the period of emergency except the voice of man who met end of May at the river. I made this work in praise of the river containing simple behavior of my own. Eventually, this film became like a prayer at the beginning of this pandemic.