Sat September 18th 12-6pm
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.
Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Between Memory and Landscape 1105-D, 2017. Wood, cast aluminum, and earth from Tulelake Segregation Center. Courtesy of the artist.
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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As part of the digital experience Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America? YBCA has asked participating artists to respond to prompts around activism, community-building, and art, in the format of the Census’s 9 questions.