©Natsumi Sugiyama,2019

Portraits of Dresden

"Does fear to strangers have connection to love of one's own place?" Under this question, I created new notation system which made out of local substances and elements to transform public interviews into abstract language. Based on fifteen answers from informants whom randomly encountered me in the city of Dresden, the material plates were made. ​One material element is representing an answer. One plate stands for one's opinion nor emotion about the current city and situation. I made a kaleidoscope stand for seeing the answers as it's merely changeable phenomenon of the city, and did public interview with the stand.


The group exhibition "TOMORROW WE WILL EXPLAIN" was conducted by Kunsthaus Dresden and Public Art and New Artistic Strategies,

Bauhaus University Weimar. Supported by Kreativefund.