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Shiritori Shashin

Author: Herb Fondevilla, Issue: June 2007, Topic: Events, Location: Tsukuba

Shiritori is a Japanese word game where players challenge each other by saying a word that begins with the final kana of the last word. And much like the game, Shiritori Shashin is an exploration on how to build up a narrative through associat ive storytelling using photographs. The series takes a different turn as each artist answers with a new image that builds up into a new idea. To play shiritori, you only need to use your creativity, the same thing you need to read Shiritori Shashin. There is no right or wrong, and the story only stops when your imagination does!

This June, Ida Pettersson, a visiting art photographer from Sweden, Sachiko Terada, Haruka Ono, and Kaori Tamura, art and design students from University of Tsukuba will mount a 10-day show that explores the playful wonder of this game through photographs.

At the University Hall (Daigaku kaikan), June 4-12, 2007 from 9AM- 5PM.

There will also be a photography workshop on June 9 (Sat) at 3pm, and a gallery talk with some of the artists on June 13 (Wed) at 2pm. A light snack will be served during the gallery talk. At the Daigaku Kaikan. FREE ADMISSION, please feel free to bring your friends.

For more information, e-mail ida.pettersson[AT]gmail.com or go to http://www.idapettersson.com

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