Born 1969 in Kobe, Japan / lives and works in Berlin
Shimabuku works with places and people, often resulting in humorous works about everyday life. Using a variety of formats including film, video, text, performance and installation, he revisits local traditions and hidden histories by transporting them into unlikely contexts.
The «A Great Day» installation was inspired by the artist’s Moscow experience. The work consists of things the artist bought from a street vendor. The artist addresses historical past.