Art Action UK and White Conduit Projects would like to invite you to
Those Who Go East
10th - 15th March 2015
Those Who Go East commemorates the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown in East Japan. In the four years following the disaster, many artists have ‘gone East’ into the irradiated zones to work with local communities and create artworks documenting the complex political environment in Tōhoku. These artworks reflect and amplify the voices of those who question the status quo in both micro-political and global contexts.
Featuring an exhibition and a series of discussion events and screenings, Those Who Go East aims to generate discourses that explore the social impact of our dependence on nuclear energy – not just in Japan, but worldwide. It prompts us to consider the global significance of the Fukushima meltdown, and to discuss ways in which visual cultures can influence the way in which we collectively make social and political decisions.
Artists and speakers include:
Haruka Komori and Natsumi Seo
The Otolith Group
Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri
Tues.- Press viewing 1pm-7pm
Wed.- Gallery opening hours 12-6pm / Private view 6-9pm
Thu.- Gallery opening hours 12-7pm
Fri.- Gallery opening hours 12-7pm
Screening of 'The Radiant' 7-9pm
Sat.- Gallery opening hours 12-7pm
Panel discussion with Kirk Palmer and Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri 3pm
Sun.- Gallery opening hours 12-5pm/ 'Art raffle' fundraiser
Screening of "The Radiant " by The Otolith Group
with a panel discussion featuring Chris Wainwright and Kaori HommaFriday 13th March, 7pm-9pm
This is a ticketed event. The screening starts at 7pm. To avoid disappointment on the day,
Please go to below the link below and book your ticket.
Skype conference with Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri, sociologist at Tokyo University of the Arts
and Kirk Palmer, Artist/ Film maker
Saturday 14th March, 3pm
Dr. Mouri, a sociologist and critic from Tokyo University of the Arts discusses the implications of the disaster. What has been taking place during the last four years? How does it impact the rest of the world? What role do creative industries and artists play? He will also be answering questions from the audience.
'Art Raffle' fundraiserSunday 15th March 12-5pm
An 'art raffle' featuring postcard-sized artworks from both CSM and CCW Students and established artists.
Raffle tickets are £5 and proceeds go towards the Art Action UK Residency Programme.
For more details on the events, artists and speakers, please visit Art Action UK website :www.artactionuk.org
Art Action UK is an art collective featuring creative practices that generate solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and man-made disasters, particularly artists working in the Tōhoku area of Japan following the tsunami of 3/11.
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