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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

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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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The space, which is usually used as a place for ceramic art classes, required little preparation for public production. Everything resonated with SAYURI's worldview, as if this time had come, as if I knew this place, and as if I had customized all the sets for this purpose.
The theme of Oishida AIR2021 is "Pure Snow". What you experience is yourself who is reborn as pure as falling snow.

Models with various backgrounds, young and old, were gathered by calling for open recruitment in local newspapers.
A boy who is about to take the exam. A woman who is active as an Instagrammer. A woman who has supported her family as a wife and mother. Editor of local media. Parents and children who have returned to their hometown of Yamagata from overseas and will move to a new world. A young employee of the town office. A woman who is about to become a mother with a new life that will soon be born. And a couple of creators of a potter and a cook.

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Art expression of life by hair design

Circle in Oishida AIR 2021

Pure Snow


体験するのは、
降る雪のように
清らかに生まれ変わる自分自身

reborn and renewal for yourself like pure snow

そのとき髪は

あなたの常識をうれしく裏切る

そのとき髪は

生命の喜びにあふれる

SAYURIの手は

あなたの髪だけでなく

あなたの身体全体を包む空間も

円をえがきながら

ヘアカットで浄化し清めてゆく

髪をあなた自身に戻したとき

あなたがあなたに還るとき

あなたは髪から

体感とゆうメッセージを受け取る

そのメッセージを胸に記すことで

あなたは新しく生まれ変わる

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FAMILY JINEGO

 

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

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FAMILY JINEGO

 

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