At the screening of Living in the foot of a mountain, my previous documentary on Yoshinobu Nakagawa, at Montreal Film Festival 12 years ago, another participating film director commented that the film was “so peaceful”. Looking back now, I realize I didn’t quite understand what he meant back then. Many of Nakagawa’s semi-painting and semi-sculpture works evoke a sense of nature. Over the years, I have come to the idea of installing his work in real nature. I have a feeling Nakagawa would have wanted to step out from a beautifully controlled white cube and to place his work in the mountain where the surrounding - air, water and light, changes. This silent film is a record of his new exploration. I wonder if it’s any more peaceful than his last film.