Jagata

2016 | 21 minutes | 1.78:1 | Colour | Stereo | DCP | Japanese and English spoken | Spain, Netherlands

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Somewhere in the middle of Hokkaido, lives a man with an inexplicable bond to a potato. Unwilling to be found yet at the same time yearning to reach out, the enigmatic story of his proximity to a root plant is told through the few unaddressed letters he decides to send out. The film captures moments from Daniel Jacoby’s journey through the Northernmost island of Japan in search of this secluded man. Images of unrelated landscapes, situations and objects that the artist encounters in the way acquire an otherworldly aura when presented in the context of the potato-man.

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