Born 1961, Japan. Lives & Works in Japan.
Tatsuo created 'The Grizedale Museum' dedicated to local Grizedale people, which included objects, ephemera donated by them. The exhibition (still on display at Grizedale) includes vitrines with the personal objects in, and text in Japanese and English with background information on the local individuals. Adam Sutherland opened the Museum in 2002 as part of 'Lawless', accompanied by a brass band.
He also produced 'The Pocket Museum' at the Ambleside Flower Show in 2002, which involved engaging the public in exchanging whatever was in their pocket for one the objects on a series of plates.
Tatsuo's work at Grizedale was typical of other projects he has made in collaboration with local residents, responding to specific, regional conditions. Selected exhibitions include several other 'Museum' projects, such as: Himizo Museum, 2009; Childhood Museum, 2004-2007; Tappie Museum, 2001; Dale Museum, 2000.
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