Yu SATO

Yu SATO

Born in Mie Prefecture in 1985; lives and works in Ibaraki Prefecture.
From what appears to be nothing in particular, Sato creates sites where expression emerges through the participation of others. These include “GORO-GORO Azamihira,” a private festival every summer that features riding a huge sphere down the slope of a mountain village and “Traveling House” in which parents and children, along with local carpenters, create a portable house and take a trip. He has also created a number of works that rely on oral communication as such “Storytelling” and “Conversation.” In “Ichimai Banashi,” Sato draws an image on a piece of paper and has the participants create a story about it on the spot, and in his “So What Walk” series, he walks around in remote, nondescript areas, looking to find something noticeable and worth reporting on. At KENPOKU ART 2016, Sato will make work that uses TV programming to be shown in various sites throughout the festival.

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Yu SATO’s KENPOKU SONGS

Yu SATO’s KENPOKU SONGS

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