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A Resplendent Piano Newly Installed in Front of the Station

Microcosmos -Melody-

MASUDA SEBASTIAN

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A Resplendent Piano Newly Installed in Front of the Station


Previously presented at a live music concert during RAF 2018 and as part of RAF 2019 inside a music room of the now-closed Oginohama Elementary School, this work has become an ongoing exhibit at Ishinomaki City Sasaeai Center. I am so pleased that Microcosmos—Melody, a work I created with the idea that each and every sound created by people becomes its own color and flies off into the sky, could be returned to the people of Ishinomaki. We need the resplendent in these times. Surrounded as we are by things we cannot control, I want this work to bring color to the hearts of everyone. I hope the piano serves as a tool for different generations to communicate and allows everyone to make colorful melodies together.(Sebastian Masuda)

※ The facility is closed and cannot be viewed.

  • ISHINOMAKI STATION
  • MADE IN 2018
  • Not open
  • ISHINOMAKI CITY
    "SASAEAI" CENTER
  • PARKING ○

MASUDA SEBASTIAN

Born in 1970. Japan Cultural Envoy, Visiting Scholar at NYU, Visiting professor for Kyoto University of Art and Design and Yokohama College of Art and Design. After active involvement in theater performance and modern art, he opened 6%DOKIDOKI, a shop with the concept of “Sensational Kawaii” in Harajuku in 1995. Through the world tour titled Harajuku Kawaii Experience, which started in 2009, he has been working to spread Harajuku culture on a global scale. He gained worldwide attention for his PV production for PONPONPON, a debut single by Japanese pop icon “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.” He has been active as an artist and art director, contextualizing Harajuku Kawaii Culture, for example, by producing a concept restaurant KAWAII MONSTER CAFÉ. His first solo exhibition “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare -” was held in New York in 2014. He is working now to launch a participatory art project Time After Time Capsule in 10 cities around the world in 2020.

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ISHINOMAKI STATION AREA

This is the terminal of Ishinomaki, the second largest city in Miyagi Prefecture after Sendai, where trains, cars and people come and go. It is also the base for touring the Reborn-Art Festival. Although it is 2km away from the sea, you can smell the salty scent depending on the weather and the direction of wind.

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OUTLINE

Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
Altruism and Fluidity

Festival Period

Online : Wednesday, January 6, 2021 –
SUMMER : Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Sunday, September 26, 2021
SPRING : Saturday, April 23, 2022 – Sunday, June 5, 2022
※ The exhibitions may be closed to the public for maintenance on certain dates.


Venues

Summer
2021
Central Ishinomaki
Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumihama, Ayukawa, and other locations)

Spring
2022
Ishinomaki

Organizers:

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee,
ap bank

Grants:

The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021

Web direction
JUNYA KATO
(PARK GALLERY)