Japanese English Advertising Slogans 2000
The video installation is based on English slogans on Japanese product packaging. Japanese packaging often includes English less to convey a clear advertising message and more as a graphic element. From these advertising slogans, Laura Horelli constructed short dialogues performed by Japanese amateur actors in a soap-opera style. The projected video is set in four everyday settings (the bathroom, office, café and kitchen) and uses slogans from products, which could exist in that setting. A monitor placed next to the projection displays stills of the products with the slogans used in the particular dialogues.