The project was initiated when the 3 artists experimented with an artistic game called “the exquisite corpse”. The game is a method by which a collection of images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence. One does the head, then pass on to the next to draw the body, then pass on to the next to create the legs. At the end of the game, a complete monster appears. As they live in different locations, the drawing game was being done through airmail post.
The artists had chosen monsters as their subject due to the strong traditional and local connotations, as well as a powerful global contemporary resonance.
By revitalizing the historical ties that connect Holland with both Japan and Thailand, the artists aims to investigate different ways to trade ideas between the three cultures. In this sense “Indigo Monsters Project” is a response to the seismic power shift taking place, from the west to the east. It is also a model for how artists can address the economic, cultural and environmental monsters to which this shift is giving birth.