＜Open Call Project SOCIAL DIVE＞
Artist duo, Fumiharu Sato ＋ Hiroko Haraguchi will create a new video installation in the display space of Hibiya Park located within Chiyoda City. While Hibiya Park is known as a leisure spot for local citizens, it is also a place in which we can experience the history of Japan’s modernization. Ever since it was opened in 1903 as Japan’s first Western style park, it is linked to the course of Japan’s social changes after the Meiji era, such as, a space for democracy movements of the Taisho era, Masu Sueda’s child education system, as military land, and more. For this artwork, the two artists will research the history of Hibiya Park, and will draw from the many objects and descriptive panels located throughout, as a video piece to be presented.
When we try to tell someone something we know, how accurate can we convey it? By gathering the texts dispersed throughout Hibiya Park, we will consider together with participants the vagueness of this place’s history and memory, as well as the difficulty of conveying ideas altogether.
(As of March 2020)
1: “Learn everything” sign at Hibiya Park, 2019
2: “talks” installation view of solo exhibition, 2019, ANEWAL Gallery contemporary art production center, Photo by Ujin Matsuo
3: “Eyeshadow” image of venue, 2017, Kawaguchi Art Gallery ATLIA, Photo by Moemi Abe
Fumiharu Sato + Hiroko Haraguchi
Artist unit formed in 2011. Basing their work on discord in communication, they primarily use the medium of video in order to eliminate or reveal inconsistencies caused by such discord. Founded on the smallest constituent of “two people in the same space,” they experiment with and contemplate matters arising from the physical differences and divergent ways of thinking between them while having fun at the same time. Major exhibitions include “Talks” (Contemporary Art Factory, Kyoto, 2019), “Kage ka Hikari” (Kawaguchi Art Gallery Atlia, Kawaguchi City, 2017), and “Ichihara Art Mix 2017” (Ichihara City, 2017).
Photo by Ujin Matsuo