Saturday, August 27, 2016

Last Notes from Fukushima

Persimmon Tree Heavy with Contaminated Fruit, Fukushima, 2015
A-Bombed Persimmon Tree still Bearing Fruit, Nagasaki, 2016


Found these notes scribbled on the back of my itinerary: 
- Pre-disaster solo/individual artists / Post-disaster collaborative/collective actions/projects
- Local preople have become much more interested in contemporary art and participate in it
- The city/region supports these art projects / not gentrification but survival/revival
- A social practice of sorts; site-responsive/specific installations/projects in an evacuated region draws people, attention, knowledge, emotions, intellectual relations
- Four men discussing all this in a hot gym

SEE THINGS WITHOUT FOCUSING - Butoh

- The problem of place, radiation, evacuation and role of artists >>>  invisible webs, invisible energies made visible, uncanny, hot

REVERSE GENTRIFICATION


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