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第3回 Recognize the invisible distances/見えないディスタンスを見るためのWS 

organized by Fuki

Even if people see the same thing, they will feel it differently.
However, it is not possible to know the difference just by looking at it.
I conducted this workshop because I thought that by making it possible to see the differences in the way others perceive things, it would be possible to understand the differences in the way others think (psychological distance from others).

What to use:
• A sheet of plain, square paper
• Pencils, colored pencils, paints, pens, etc.
• A ruler

Mark a square piece of paper so that it has 16 frames (4 vertical x 4 horizontal).

Use colored pencils, paints, or pens to draw the images of the words presented frame by frame. ( From left to right. 3 minutes per frame.)
I also set up a rule that they had to draw in circles, triangles, squares, and lines (patterns were allowed) so that they would not be biased toward specific things.

The words presented are as follows↓
1. peace 2. conflict 3. happy 4. sad 5. anger 6. work 7. love 8. family 9. human society 10. nature 11. adult 12. child 13. ideal 14. present 15. past 16. future

It was very interesting to compare the distances between the finished works, as they had some things in common and some things that were completely different. 
I also feel that the member's psychological distance has been reduced by learning about and acknowledging the way they think





1コマ1コマ 左上から右へ、端までいったら、次の段左から右への順に提示した言葉のイメージを色鉛筆や絵具やペンなどを使い描いていく。(1コマあたり3分)

1.平和 2.争い 3.嬉しい 4.悲しい 5.怒り 6.仕事 7.恋愛 8.家族 9.人間社会 10.自然 11.大人 12.子ども 13.理想 14.現在 15.過去 16.未来





The 16 themes were different from each other, and I tried to draw them as a single picture, keeping in mind the connection between them. When I looked at the members' works, I could see the difference in the images they had (for example, love is heavy and hot for me, but for others it is refreshing, and the colors they used to express it are complementary to mine), but I could also see(understand) immediately what they had drawn.
This workshop has made me aware of different perception between us.
I thought that if I could do this again in a year, or every 10 years, I would be able to appreciate perception changes during my lifetime..





I unearthed images in my mind about abstract words. The words continued to have contrasting meanings and I felt a sense of being shaken by them.
When I compared my work with that of other members of the group, I enjoyed the differences in the way we perceived the same words, both in common and in completely different ways.
For example, when you look at the diagram of 'anger', you can imagine how a person would get angry.
By using only a diagram, I felt that I could get closer to the essence of a person's way of thinking than by using words to explain it.




As the defitions moved from emotions to abstract concepts, the intensity of the mental exercise seemed to increase. I might have a completely different picture in a year. If some of the puzzle pieces in me that had been left behind were dug up and put on the shelf, this is what they would look like.
“Peace“ is like the sunrise on the horizon. “Ideal“ is the symbol of pure hope, the tip of a well-honed knife. The “Present“ is a petri dish of uncertainty, where the world can change on where you focus, the “Past“ is the horizontal axis, the “Future“ the vertical.




It was a lot of fun to represent a neutral themed picture with shapes. 16 shapes was the key. This was surprisingly hard. And the rule of combining shapes seemed to give me both freedom and inconvenience, just like using tools.
In order to draw the image I had of the letters by combining the shapes, it was refreshing to draw each time with emotions such as anger and joy, and it was a work that required a lot of concentration and energy in a short period of time while struggling to narrow down the variations of how to combine the shapes.
If you write in words, you can't get more than the words, but you can get the message across. If I put it in graphic form, I can express it on my own scale. I realized that people with a burning image of anger and people with a high nuclear temperature and calmness have different senses even with just one word.


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