Sharing Same Time


April 01 – April 23, 2011

Artists: Masayo Nabeshima, Akemi Takeda

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-8pm

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present “Sharing Same Time -Photo Project between New York City USA and Fujiswa-shi Japan since 2006-” at Front Space by Masayo Nabeshima and Akemi Takeda.

Artist statement by Masayo Nabeshima:
On October 21, 2006, I asked my friend, Akemi Takeda who lives in New York City to take some photographs at the same approximate time as I would while living in Fujisawa-shi, Japan. The idea was simple. Without having any larger conceptual ideas or specific subject matter, we take a photograph each from own separate view points on the opposite side of the earth. We decided to think about things such as content and meaning as we shoot; we simply jumped into this project.

Since 2006 we have done this “Same Time” project and have put up the images on my blog once a week for four and half years.

Akemi and I have never discussed anything prior to the “Same Time” except when we take the photos. Even though the images are taken in two completely different locations: a big international city such as New York, US and a peaceful suburb of Fujisawa, Japan, the activity of putting 2 photos together with their only common feature “being same time” occasionally show some surprising and unexpected results. It is interesting to find various meanings and mysteries of human emotions that are reflected within each “same time” photo.

In this exhibition we would like to show a selection of our four and half year project in digital print format.

Masayo Nabeshima

Image: Left:03/29/2009 06:00PM New York City, USA Photo:Akemi Takeda
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Right: 03/30/2009 07:00AM Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, JAPAN Photo: Masayo Nabeshima