Carved apology


soap, pedestal, display turntable, title plate

-From  Ghost in silence series

“Dogeza”(土下座)  is a Japanese traditional act of apology that often evokes misunderstandings. If one doesn’t understand the specific Japanese code of this act or one stands in a wrong position to perceive the act, its sign can be interpreted radically differently.

The figure of Dogeza was carved with a block of Soap and displayed on a turning table on a high pedestal.

This work was presented together with ‘Ghost in silence’.

“Dogeza” is described in the video/performance Ghost in silence’ which consists of compiled short stories narrating about a lost in translation in a cross-cultural situation.

Overview/ Carved apology together with Ghost in silence