"Dialog 8" brings a bit of creative spring to the north Japanese city Hachinoe. 8 is the symbol for this city at the pacific ocean. With a particular dialogue German artists and designers have interpreted the cultural heritage of Hachinoe and have given a creative sign for the earthquake and tsunami struck city.
The Japanese city is also known for their wooden Yawatauma horses. DING3000 takes these horses in series and extends the traditional Japanese form meter-long - those who want, are free to saw off their own limited edition horse on-site. The raised money supports the reconstruction of the Kabushima Shrine.
Curator of the exhibition is Hanae Komachi. A journalist living in Germany since more than 30 years. With the exhibition Hanae Komachi bridges both her old and new home.
DIALOG 8: 9th and 10th of April 2016, Hachinohe Portal Museum Hacchi
Participating artists and designers:
Degenhard Andrulat, DING3000, Patrick Frey, Dieter Froelich, Konstantin Grcic,
Hanae Komachi, Kumi Machida, Hannes Malte Mahler