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Stasis and climate cataclysm explored at RMIT’s After Fukushima exhibition, SMH May 19, 2015 Robert Nelson
JAPANESE ART AFTER FUKUSHIMA: RETURN OF GODZILLA
Until May 30
MoMA at Heide
Until May 31 “….Called Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations, the works relate our age to the celebration of aesthetic manufacturing in the 19th century.
These chilling pieces hang within Japanese Art After Fukushima, an exhibition of artistic reactions to the melt-down of the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. It contains marvellous work, such as Yutaka Kobayashi’s Absorption Ripples – Melt down, melt away, which uses a motif of the traditional Japanese garden, suggesting that radiation remains for millennia but the consciousness of it is transient.
The Fukushima disaster has inspired memorable actions, such as the Finger Pointing Worker, where a man menacingly accuses the Fukuichi live camera by pointing his finger at it. The unknown performer in the viral video is disguised in a radiation protection suit, but it might be Kota Takeuchi, who worked at Fukushima and included the video in an exhibition at in Tokyo.
Despite invoking Godzilla – the mutant monster of destruction awoken after Hiroshima and Nagasaki – the exhibition is collected and thoughtful, including quiet works such as Manabu Ikeda’s rococo drawing of an industrial cooling tower.
Japanese Art After Fukushima is part of an excellent festival, Art + Climate = Change, which gathers local and international artists working with environmental ideas. It has spanned numerous venues across the state and is an important initiative of Guy Abrahams from the non-profit-making Climarte. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/stasis-and-climate-cataclysm-explored-at-rmits-after-fukushima-exhibition-20150519-gh4scw.html#ixzz3aoP9VAOk
May 29 – Adelaide -Keep South Australia Nuclear Waste Dump Free – Open Mic Night Fundraiser
We’re holding an open mic night on the 29th May to raise awareness and funds for the campaign against the radioactive commission and in general, the nuclear industries continued attacks on aboriginal communities. (radioactive waste dumps and uranium mines in Australia are always proposed to be on aboriginal land, adding motive for community closures).
RADIOACTIVE EXPOSURE TOUR 2015
Friends of the Earth’s Radioactive Exposure Tour to NSW and South Australia will depart Melbourne on Saturday 27th June and return onWednesday 8th July. These tours have exposed thousands of people first-hand to the realities of ‘radioactive racism’ and to the environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.
From blue coast to red desert, The ‘radtour’ will visit two operating uranium mines, Australia’s only reactor at Lucas Heights, the former proposed nuclear power site at Jervis Bay, the Woomera missile testing site associated with the British atomic bomb tests, hotspots of uranium exploration, historical sites of resistance, Lake Eyre, the Mound Springs, the Flinders Ranges and much more!
More information is posted at www.radioactivetour.com
If you’re interested in joining in the 2015 Radioactive Exposure Tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Hannah 0424 626 774.
August 15 – 31st – Fremantle
WANFA Art exhibition 15th – 31st August 2015 @ Moores Gallery 46 Henry St Fremantle
The West Australia Nuclear Free Alliance is excited to announce the 2015 WANFA art exhibition and auction from the 15th – 31st of August 2015 at the Moore Gallery in Fremantle. WANFA had sell out art shows in 2012 and 2013 with an eclectic mix of works representing environment, industrialisation, peace and resistance.
Opening and auction 14th August 2015 from 6pm. www.wanfa.org.au/art
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However, we’re just very keen to support Frontline Films David Bradbury is an Australian film-maker who has earned an international reputation as a film maker willing to go to extraordinary lengths for a cause, exposing political oppression and environmental vandalism.
He is currently producing a very up to date film on the situation of nuclear power – globally. Bradbury’s Frontline Films nevertheless runs on the proverbiial shoe string – and with little encouragement from the mainstream media.
We believe that Frontline Film’s newest documentary will be a remarkable and eye-opening film. But David Bradbury needs funds to get these filmed events and interviews edited, and onto DVD and film. And then – to get this – the most up to date film about the global nuclear scene to the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 28. June – 14. July 2012.
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