An urban video and sound installation
by ANDREA CAVALLARI
Tokyo aruku (walking in Tokyo) is an urban sound and video installation filmed in Tokyo between April and November 2016. This work is a section of a larger project called “Si pudiera volver a vivir…” …[if could live again…], a non-stop 24 hour video shot in the five world continents and shown synchronised to real time. Si pudeira volver a vivir is a quote by Jorges Louis Borges who, at the end of his life writes <<Si pudiera volver a vivir comenzaría a andar descalzo a principios de la primavera y seguiría descalzo hasta concluir el otoño>> [if I could live again, I would walk barefoot from the beginning of April until the end of autumn]. Tokyo aruku aims to reflect and highlite the noise pollution of a city in comparison with the natural sounds present in nature.
Tokyo araku, is both an homage to Borges and a research on the deep meaning of Borges’ intentions expressed in his intellectual testament.