Johatsu – Evaporation

Immersive audio-visual installation, 2019
Director: Andreas Hartmann and Arata Mori
Music: Yu Miyashita

4K UltraHD | Color
3-channel video, 6-channel audio | Synchronized
Dimension variable
29:45 min | Continuous loop


A documentary multichannel audio-visual installation on the phenomenon of “evaporation“ in Japan dealing with the subject of people who abandon their lives and disappear without a trace. While depicting a universal narrative about the desires, aspirations, and fears that we all share the work focuses both on those who “evaporate“ and those who are left behind.

Installation View

Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, Japan
TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2019 Exhibition “Foreshadows”
April 13 – May 19, 2019

Supported by

Tokyo Arts and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa
Film and Media Foundation NRW
Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)

Festivals and Awards

SXSW Art Program Finalist 2020

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