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Dialogue with insect
​(Dialogue with another existence)

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Can we remember again the language we communicated 700 million years ago?

700 million years ago, humans and other beings evolved from one root. 

 

We used to communicate in the past, but we were divided into our own languages and behaviors. 

 

I started this project because I wondered if I could remember the language that humans and other beings communicated in the past.

 

I might have talked to a little ant that was passing by my foot in the past.

And I may have walked on the surface of the little ant's mind with a whispery, delicate and gaze.

 

Based on this imagination, I started talking to insects. Before starting this project,

 

This project wanted to talk about the boundaries between oneself and others’ existence through the process of trying and understanding conversations with other beings.

 

I hope this project will be a time to expand ownself through the process of talking to insects and making friends.

What is a dialogue?


The act of excreting and absorbing each other’s thoughts,
looking at each other through the process.
Walking together on the path of eac
h other's thoughts.

 

 


"conversation" in a way called "absorption and excretion  of thoughts”,

 

and then, I did this project especially 
based on the psychological term “mirror effect”.

 

Mirroring effect:
"Mirroring" is a psychological term

that refers to "unconscious imitation behavior”,

and refers to copying other people's actions

as if they were reflected in the 
same way. The "mirroring effect" derived from this is an 
act of unconsciously imitating the speech, expression, 
and behavior of the person you like, and is also called 
the "coordination effect."


This project wanted to talk about the boundaries between 
oneself and others
’ existence through the process of 
trying and understanding conversations with other beings. 
I hope this project will be a time to expand ownself 
through the process of talking to insects and making friends

Dialogue with insect project 1. Conversation as a gaze

While I walked slowly to wake up, I met 
each of them suddenly.
They stared at me quietly,
I stared at them calmly, too.
As if we had known each other long ago, 
we looked at each other for a long time.
As if I met someone I missed

After that i started to draw the 
insect’s portrait

The above story is a project that I started experimenting with in the Benetton Research Residency.

I conducted research and conducted projects focusing on the insects found at and near the Benetton Research Center.

Portrait of insect 

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p.s ) 20 version list  are exist

To be released on the website in the second half of 2023

- List of friend to had talked with -