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Mitsugu Sato

Fluctuating shape


A device that visualizes sound or adjusts itself?


In a sense, Mitsugu Sato's work, which is made up of the waste that arrives, seems to be a device that visualizes sound.

Although it is a mess, it is orderly and harmonious.

At the age of 22, Mitsugu Sato was forced to travel by boat from Osaka Nanko to China and travel overland to India and Tibet . Twenty years later, he would write a travel diary, which was strangely the same date as it was written in his diary 20 years ago. It's a completely Sato-like episode . Traveling through the passage of time, Sato's lines and shapes in the works that continue to this day are like the "sound" world that he is attracted to and never stop, and may be a form of invisible spirit. do not have.

According to the dictionary, "sound" may mean only something that is transmitted through the air and transmitted to the auditory sense, but the sound is in the form of a wave together with water crests that propagate in most gases, liquids, and solids. There is. Percussion instruments tend to be used when interacting with shaman rituals and spirit worlds around the world, such as gamelan in Bali and drums and bells in Africa. Applause is the most primitive impact sound as well as the sound of stepping on the foot.

When I touch Sato's work, I get a strange feeling and experience that draws out some important memories . This time, using music boxes and weights, Sato himself carved, added, assembled, and arranged it, creating a mysterious and different space with quite strange and unique mechanical three-dimensional and sound works. If we throw out a bunch of time and stereotypes that are normally tied to the space created by this intensely personalized shamanic fluctuation, and immerse ourselves in our bodies and minds, we will surely have each one. " There is no doubt that the unique sensibility of "" will start to work .


Nao Masaki



Mitsugu Sato

Artist / 1971  Born in Osaka in 1971. After dropping out of the art department of Osaka University of Arts, he wandered from China to Asian countries, the United States, and Latin American countries. In 1998, after moving to Wakayama City, he resumed his career as a writer using drifting objects. Starting with a solo exhibition in Osaka in 2005, he has held exhibitions in Tokyo, Nagoya, etc. Moved to Nagoya in 2010.

“While picking up the drifting objects, I realized that I was the drifting objects,” says Sato.

In 2014, "Travel Report, Part 1", which describes his strange life, was published and featured in the media.

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