Text: Robert Simpkins

Photography and design: Ayano Hattori

Gomi dashi means “to take out the trash” in Japanese. It is an unremarkable, monotonous task every morning. For the artist and ethnographer, however, the coordinated effort to make a phone call during these moments has transformed them into ethnographic time and space. The artist responds with images to the ethnographer’s written interpretation, creating a synchronisation of perspectives on the phone as a frame and window.

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