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The art of life expressed by contemporary

artist SAYURI USHIO in hair design.

Contemporary artist SAYURI USHIO

Art expression of life by hair design

Circle in Oishida AIR 2021

Pure Snow

location.1-Brooklyn.NY.USA

In December 2021, SAYURI was invited to this area as a summoning artist for the AIR (Artist in Residence) business when it began to snow in Oishida-cho, Kitamurayama-gun, which is one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Yamagata Prefecture. He did a work-in-progress (public production).
Artist-in-residence means that an artist stays in a certain land for a certain period of time and creates works and conducts research activities in a cultural environment different from usual. Or a business that supports the artist's stay production. The abbreviation is "AIR". This production was done as a public production called work-in-progress in the world of art. Through the initiation experience of cutting hair with a sacred heart, the resonance process itself of the relationship between the person who cuts the hair and the person who cuts the hair is regarded as a work. It is also an attempt at some sort of social engaged art (art that is deeply involved in society).

 

 

The place chosen as the stage for creating the process of gathering, interacting, interacting, and cutting hair as art is the site of the former Jinengo Elementary School, which is located deeper in the mountains of Oishida Town. .. There are various theories about the origin of this strange place name, but it is said that it was a snowy village that was said to have become a place name because "the birth certificate of a child born in winter will be the next spring". I was taken care of by the creators of the potters and cooks who were fascinated by this place and moved to this area, and spent several days as the snowy landscape deepened day by day.

 

Jinengo kiln http://www.jinengo-gama.jp/
Coriander Umui
  https://www.instagram.com/umui96/?hl=ja

 

 

 

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Art expression of life by hair design

Circle in Oishida AIR 2021

Pure Snow

You will experience
Rebirth and renewal for yourself

SAYURI's hands

Not only your hair

but also the space that envelops your entire body

while drawing a circle

purifying and cleansing through haircuts.

When your hair is returned to yourself

When you return to you

You receive a message from your hair

You receive a message of physical sensation

By writing that message on your heart

You are born anew

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"Adult PASS"
  Become an adult with a prayer for passing the exam, which is the return of life
 

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"Adult PASS"
  Become an adult with a prayer for passing the exam, which is the return of life