Perhaps we could have called it an anti-exhibition.
Why? An exhibition should be an opportunity to showcase your work. But our idea of exhibits is different and pure – that all photographs are postcards on a single table. You write your message on them and can take them away. We didn’t want this to be a default photo exhibition where photographs are mounted on boards and frames, laid out for you, eager for your attention, as if they are talking to you aloud next to your ear, robotically scripted. A photo exhibition is where you get to know a place you have never been or a person you have never met before. We don’t want to be the strangers who come shouting at you. You have to come, sit down, and find out for yourself, what this place has to offer. They are photographic, pictorial and textual fragments that paints a place not too far from here. They are real identities and feelings that you and me both can relate to.
When we first sit down and conceive the idea of showing our projects this year, it was to be simple and minimal. Yes, we always enjoy simplicity. But every other year, we come to a period where we are in the middle of projects. Thnouh School, our forth built project, is underway and in the beginning of the summer we were still running up and down our studio testing different materials and joinery. So we decided to let our experiences in Takeo take over, to have a narrative of its own. This doesn’t have to be celebratory event of showy photographs and final products. Most of the time, this is how our projects usually are, happening, in-between and in-the-process-of.