Thursday, December 5, 2013

A room of wonder | Tokyo. Artist : Koh Sato

Koh Sato (Performing artist, Visual artist)
(NOT)Dissolving Mood

A video maker, drawer, visual and performance artist. As chosen moment, a personal family tragedy. A loss that has endured and become the source, the unsolved situation and the core of his recent art practice. The Tsunami that took away his mother’s life, but which left, standing amidst total destruction, a tall tree. Devastation and hope. This cheerful young man, totally engaged to the project decided to chat and to have the participants draw their beloved ones and dissolve in water the copies of their figures. A conversational piece, between eminent loss and love for what the present still offers as shared presence.

[Artist Statement]
There are hardships in human life. So, also in my life, in your life.
I experienced it in three steps.
It starts on an ordinary day.
Next step is the loss of someone you love.
The end is the finding hope to live.
I want people to love the lost, before it will be lost. After the lost, I wish you have the hope to live, and smile.

Koh Sato is a mixed media artist living in Tokyo, Japan. He was born in 1988, Iwate, Japan. In 2011, He graduated with B.A in Art Temple University Japan campus, Tyler School of Art Program. He works in variety of media including: painting, photography and film. On March 11th 2011, his mother passed away in the devastating earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku region of Japan. Based on the experience, he made a short film "In The Sea fog". He has exhibited his video in Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Thailand, and Philippine. Also he makes collaboration art works with musicians and performers from various countries.

© Tokyo Wonder Site | photos : Masahiro Nagata
Tokyo Experimental Festival, November 15, 16, 17th, 2013. TWS Shibuya.

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