Natsumi Sakamoto is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her practice involves film, drawing, printmaking, performance and photography. Recent work, such as ‘A Rowan Wards off Witches’ (mixed media installation, 2o2o) and the film, shot on the Isle of Bute in Argyll, ‘She casts a curse into the sea’ (2019), have developed through the artist’s research into Scottish witch-hunts in the seventeenth century. Her interest in historical and contemporary women’s labour is underpinned by research undertaken at Glasgow Women’s Library and through experimental collaborations with individuals such as the Glasgow-based artist and musician Sarah McWhinney.
Natsumi is one of 11 artists taking part in the Crisis Residency Programme, 2020/21. At Cove Park she plans to continue her collaboration, remotely and online with Sarah McWhinney and to focus on the development of new work.
Image: Natsumi Sakamoto, A Rowan Wards off Witches, 2019-2020, film still.