Masaharu Sato “Tokyo Trace”

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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[Image: "Tokyo Trace" 12-channel video (2015-2016)]

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The Hara Documents exhibition series was launched in 1992 to promote the work of curators and emerging artists. The tenth installment presents “Masaharu Sato – Tokyo Trace.” Born in Oita, Japan in 1973, Sato meticulously and precisely traces each frame of video footage with a software pen to produce hundreds of frames needed for a single animation. This time-consuming, seemingly pointless process results in the subtle difference with reality that gives Sato’s animations their unique and intriguing quality. Sato perfected this method in his previous work, “Calling” (2009-2010,) which drew much attention in Japan. In his newest work, “Tokyo Trace” (2015), Sato presents a number of vignettes of present-day Tokyo in which he extends the idea of tracing to the act of “shadowing.” “Tokyo Trace,” “Calling” and newly created two-dimensional art comprise the centerpieces of the exhibition.


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from January 23, 2016 to May 08, 2016
Open on 3/21. Closed on 3/22.


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