Movement Diary

Encouraging expression,
honesty and risk-taking

Yama Ni Warau
Hirosakari Brewery,
Nakanojo, Japan (2016)

Walk on the Sea
Guangzhou, China (2016)

Nakanojo Biennale
Sawada School, Nakanojo,
Japan (2017)

Movement Diary is a collaboration between Wash founder, Guy Wigmore and movement artist, Masumi Saito.

The rules are simple. One minute of improvised movement, in one take. These pure parameters encourage honesty and risk, and offer a space for expression that cuts through the glaze of social media.

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From the hills of Japan to the suburbs of London, we fit the diary into our daily lives, taking the camera out and shooting to reflect what we’re doing at that time. The movement reflects this too – the weather, where we are, and how Masumi feels on that day: physically and mentally.

We’re drawn to locations that will create a striking backdrop against Masumi’s movement. This collection of films has become a photo album it’s important to keep adding to.

Movement Diary #61
Movement Diary #59
Movement Diary #53
Movement Diary #13





Masumi Saito is a movement artist trained in contemporary dance. Masumi was born in rural Japan, and after dancing from the age of 3, she moved to the UK in 2005. With training in many diverse dance forms, she started her solo performances shortly after graduating from London Contemporary Dance School. To date, she’s performed at Tate Britain, ICA, RCA, Southbank Centre, Kanazawa 21st C. Museum, Edinburgh Fringe, Nakanojo Biennale, Donau Festival, and more.

“Movement Diary began as something task like, to force us to create. During a year in Japan we thought it was a perfect opportunity to do something throughout, to record the year through movement.”