Silently Inside [Social Dive Projects]


Silently Inside [Social Dive Projects]



Higashi-nihonbashi・Bakurocho Area





Silently Inside is a site-specific installation on the theme of "kodokushi", a Japanese term referring to people who die alone. The installation, which recreates an environment in which a "lonely death" could have occurred, includes not only information and reflections on the phenomenon, but also a video documenting the artist's research period and a physical approach to the theme.

During her local research in Tokyo, the performance artist Rosiris Garrido will research places where kodokushi happened, interview people involved and develop a video-performance. The artist believes that this work can draw attention to a theme that is as important in Tokyo as in many other big cities, initiating conversations about ways to effect social and personal change, reconstructing possibilities of connection and experimenting with different forms of exchange.


Supported by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community



SOCIAL DIVE: Artist-in-Residence Projects

For the SOCIAL DIVE Artist in Residence Projects, an open call program that was held in the previous Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021, twelve overseas artists were selected from over 1,535 applications. However, the projects of seven of those artists were postponed due to the effects of the coronavirus.

For Tokyo Biennale 2023, we plan to invite the artists who were unable to come to Japan to present their works. The artists will “dive” into various areas of the Tokyo cityscape, observe the charm of people who live and gather there, and generate new values. While interacting with society, the artists will come to reveal various connections latent in the city. These connections may offer unexpected perspectives for those who live and work in Japan today, or viewpoints that are all too familiar for its inhabitants to notice.



Research in several places in Tokyo, production and presentation of video work and installation work, talk events, etc.



August 28 – September 25Artist stay in Tokyo for the production
September 23 – November 5Exhibition of results


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