(im)possible dialogue

 

2016-   

             A dialogue between two persons who don't share a language in common

 

 

Work format: Video installation (Dimension variable)

  

Materials:  Projector,  DVD player,  translucent screen

Introduction:

 

This is a dialogue between two persons who do not share any languages in common.

The dialogue is full of misinterpretations, where finding an understanding is seemingly impossible.

But as it goes, their conversation still gets tangled and some ideas are actually shared.

Different layers of communications are revealed by this simple performance.

"Having no common languages" rather contributes to revealing "common features" between two persons or two cultures.

 

Dialogue 1 : Japanese speaker x Thai speaker

Dialogue 2: German speaker x Arabic speaker

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue between Japanese speaker x Thai speaker

Dialogue between German speaker x Arabic speaker

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