On Wednesday Night in Tokyo

Jan Verbeek &

The camera is in a fixed position, observing the movement that takes place in front of its lens. Time and motion flow in a continuum, yet here, too, things are intensified, causing one to anticipate the final end of the process, even though it comes unexpectedly late. Passengers get on the Tokyo subway, which already seems far too full; even so, riders continue to force their way onto the train. Since this clearly occurs on a daily basis, without any of the passengers exchanging looks or words, the film also turns out to be a sociological study of the way people coexist in Japan. (Susanne Hinrichs, Georg Elben)

About the video

Title On Wednesday Night in Tokyo
Year 2004
Videonale VIDEONALE.12
Length 00:05:35
Format 4:3
Country Germany, Japan,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications color, sound, single-channel video

About the artist

Jan Verbeek
  • 1966 in Bonn, GER.
    Studied at the University Bonn, GER, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, GER, and at the Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln, GER

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