Hackathon / KatoMasudaSaitoIwasawa (KMSI)
Launched in Tokyo in 2015.
KMSI is a four-person unit started at “KENPOKU Art Hack Day” (2015) by Taku Iwasawa, Takuya Masuda, and Masahiro Kato, who approved of Kanako Saito’s idea. Taking inspiration from material exhibited at the Nippon Mining Museum, KMSI presents a forgotten history, based on research material about the mutual aid system among miners of the period, known as the “Yamanaka Tomoko” system. Conducting fieldwork at the bar district in Hitachi, they will create artwork that inquires into regional communities, society, and the meaning of life, and that seeks to build a new history together with the community, by strengthening ties with its people.