The National Art Center, Tokyo

Momose Aya and Im Heungsoon “Exchange Diary ”

Aya Momose, Im Heungsoon / “Exchange Diary” / 2015- / video

October 21 (Fri), October 22 (Sat) 10:00 - 22:00
October 23 (Sun) 10:00 - 18:00
The National Art Center, Tokyo 3F Lecture Room A 
[Participation fee]
This work is a collaboration between Korean artist Im Heungsoon and Japanese artist Momose Aya. Taking the form of a visual diary, the “-Exchange Diary-” is a collection of short films recorded and exchanged by the two artists over a year. What is unique and interesting about this visual diary is the way it was created as a collaborative effort. Initially, each artist shot a short video of their everyday lives or a place they had visited, and then sent the video to their collaborator. The other artist then watched the video, and added their own narration based on their impressions of the visual images. This artwork incorporates each artist’s personal interpretation of the images combining the differences and similarities of their cultural, social and political values. The Exchange Diary will include sequels to the video that was first exhibited in the “Artist File” held at the National Art Center, Tokyo in 2015.