The 33rd Password: A Danish/Japanese DialogueJ
June 19, 2004 - September 12, 2004
Dialogue is indispensable in order to live as an integral member of society. Today, at a time when opportunities for encounters with other cultures are increasing thanks to globalization, the need grows ever greater to engage in dialogue with people from different backgrounds as a way of recognizing both our similarities and differences.
This project, by five contemporary artists each from Denmark and Japan, was planned in 1999 to mull issues surrounding such dialogue. It began in 2002 as an exhibition titled "Blind Date" held at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik in Odense. For several months, pairs of artists from the two countries who had never met engaged in dialogue by e-mail, etc.; in the end, they then met just prior to the exhibition's opening and collaborated on works for the show.
Two years later, the same five pairs collaborated again on new works for this exhibition at CCGA. They created installations and video presentations based on a "password" they each set as their key for moving their dialogue forward. Through their five passwords and works, the exhibition examined how, through our involvement with others through dialogue, we come to a renewed understanding of ourselves.
Daisuke Iguchi/Sørem Martinsen
Yoko Takashima/Nikolaj Recke
Gaku /Kasper Bonnén
Yasuko Toyoshima/Katya Sander
Toshiaki Tomita/Åsa Sonjasdotter