Mark Baugh-Sasaki
Between Memory and Landscape, 1105-D, 2017

b. 1981, San Francisco
Lives and works in San Francisco

Mark Baugh-Sasaki combines industrial and natural materials to create fantastical objects and experiences. Between Memory and Landscape, 1105-D takes the form of a single-family barrack used in World War II Japanese internment camps. For the piece, Baugh-Sasaki conducted research at the Tulelake Segregation Center, where his father and his family were imprisoned during the war.

The barrack is a visual container for Baugh-Sasaki’s family history. It questions how we count our communities in times of warfare, and how those histories live on within future generations.

Between Memory and Landscape, 1105-D is part of Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?, an art and civic experience intended to drive awareness and mobilize the diverse communities of the Bay Area around the urgent, long-term impact of the 2020 US Census.
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