Daniel Jacoby (Lima, 1985) graduated in fine arts from the University of Barcelona and furthered his studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, where he studied under Prof. Simon Starling. His films have been screened in festivals such as Lima Independiente (2015, Lima), Videobrasil (2013, 2015, Sao Paulo), Les Rencontres Internationales (2011, 2014, Paris), FUSO (2014, Lisbon), and Lovely Days (2013, Brac, Croatia). Daniel has participated in residency programs at Tenjinyama Studio (Sapporo), Sasso (Ticino), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ARE (Enschede), and Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo). He is currently in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
Somewhere in the middle of Hokkaido, lives a man with an inexplicable bond to a potato. Unwilling to be found yet at the same time yearning to reach out, the enigmatic story of his proximity to a root plant is told through the few unaddressed letters he decides to send out. Images of unrelated landscapes, situations and objects that the artist encounters on the way acquire an otherworldly aura when presented in the context of the potato-man.