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Silent Dialogue

November 23, 2007–February 17, 2008


Nature and the environment that surrounds us are in constant change. To turn our attention to the behavior of other living things as the environment changes is to realize the effects on ourselves, living in that same environment, and that we are all linked in a single ecosystem. In other words, we are constantly receiving messages from the very environment we inhabit.

Plants and animals form closed systems that interact with the natural environment to acquire information and maintain the equilibrium of their internal environments through homeostasis. By examining the natural environment from the point of view of the plants and animals that inhabit it, we can pinpoint the environmental data they gather with the various sensors they possess. The world seen in this way may be totally different from the one we human beings perceive. By investigating how plants, animals, or insects communicate with each other, by exploring their ecologies and their behavior towards each other, we discover new perspectives on how human beings can relate to them as well.

This exhibition, then, focuses on this "invisible communication." The works presented explore our relationships with the natural environment through making it visible or audible, based on biological information, thanks to uses of biosensors. The exhibition also uses computer simulations of the natural environment in an effort to explore new conceptions of the environment these technologies reveal.

Date: November 23, 2007–February 17, 2008
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC] Gallery A
Hours: 10:00am–6:00pm (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is holiday, then Tuesday except February 12), the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28–January 4), Maintenance day (February 10)
Admission fee: Adults / University students 500 Yen (400 Yen), Admission free for High school students and younger
* Rates shown in parentheses are for groups of more than 14 persons.
* During the exhibition, you can be admitted twice per one ticket. At second admission, please show your ticket you purchased for first admission at reception.

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]





Lois & Franziska WEINBERGER

Michael PRIME

ANDO Takahiro

tEnt (TANAKA Hiroya + CUHARA Macoto)

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Discount with the exhibiton "Nordic modernism Design and crafts"
If you show ticket stub of the exhibiton "Nordic modernism Design and crafts" (November 3,2007 to January 14,2008) being held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery at 3F Tokyo Opera City,we offer discount to admission fee. Also, you can be admitted at discount if you show ticket stub of the exhibiton "Silent Dialogue".

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