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‘A River Under Water’ is Youki Hirakawa's second solo exhibition at Anima-Mundi. This ambitious presentation includes four complex filmic installations shown over two floors of the gallery.

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"In the summer when I was child, I jumped into a river from a boulder which was about 10 metres high. I sank into the river, and my feet touched mossy rocks on the river bed. The surface of the water was far above, the sunlight could not reach to the bottom even though it was just 4 metres deep. Then, I felt something soft touch my feet again, it wasn't fish, it wasn't rock or moss. …

"In the summer when I was child, I jumped into a river from a boulder which was about 10 metres high. I sank into the river, and my feet touched mossy rocks on the river bed. The surface of the water was far above, the sunlight could not reach to the bottom even though it was just 4 metres deep. Then, I felt something soft touch my feet again, it wasn't fish, it wasn't rock or moss. It was another cold water streaming under the river.”

‘A River Under Water’ is Youki Hirakawa's second solo exhibition at Anima-Mundi. This ambitious presentation includes four complex filmic …