Hitomi Tada (Japan)

zenteki ni ibitsu na koukatsu – The Other Day, I Met a Bear

At ComPeung, I will be further developing an ongoing project “zenteki ni ibitsu na koukatsu – The Other Day, I Met a Bear”.

The project “zenteki ni ibitsu na koukatsu” is a series that focuses on unexpected conversions by a specific computer program, the perception gap that occurs between people, and deconstruction of images.

This version is based on the Japanese children’s song “森のくまさん(The Other Day, I Met a Bear)” .

Project page  : http://tadahi.com/works/znteki-kuma/?lang=en”

[Production process]

Right side movie (Made in Japan)
I divided the children’s song into 37 phrases.
And then, I gathered videos from 37 people. The videos are shot on the basis of each divided phrases.

like this ↓
Dividing into 37 phrases.
ある日(The other day) / 森の中(In the forest) / くまさんに(A bear)/ 出会った(I met )/ ….

I asked 37 people like this ↓
Person 1 “ Please give me a short video. The theme is 「The Other Day」”.
Person 2 “ Please give me a short video. The theme is 「In the forest」”.
Person 3 “ Please give me a short video. The theme is 「A bear」”.
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Person 37

I didn’t inform the people about the song’s title at this time. So these videos are not necessarily related to the original children’s song.
I connected these videos clips, and made them into one movie (Right side).

Left side movie
I interpreted the Right side movie in my own way, and I created a new video (Left side).

During my stay in Thailand, I will make a new version of the Left side movie based on the Right side movie.

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Exhibition「タダ飯を山で食う」2013, Japan
 

[Biography]

Hitomi Tada
Completed her Master’s Degree Course of Information Design Field, Tama Art University in 2010.
(the Sound & Media Art Lab, Art Science Faculty)

She produces installation, interactive art, live performance, etc. by utilizing various media including image, video, sound and Internet.
http://tadahi.com/