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Florian Goldmann "Promethean Leaps"

Turn Another Round


Florian Goldmann
Since 2013, Berlin, Germany-based artist and researcher Florian Goldmann has been conducting ongoing research on the tsunami and nuclear accident caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The results have been published in several exhibitions and essays in Germany and abroad. He has stayed in Sendai for coastal research in 2018 as well as participating in the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015, which made this exhibition possible.

This exhibition, "Promethean Leaps," is also part of an ongoing audiovisual investigation into the use of "models/models" (from which the word "model" derives as "measure") as a means of representing, communicating, memorializing, and predicting catastrophic events. Prometheus, one of the gods in Greek mythology, was known as a very wise man and is said to have stolen fire from the heavens and given it to humans. This exhibition will be an attempt to think about two seemingly different cases, the belief in technology and the resulting risk of safety myths in postwar Japan, and the development of Tokyo Disneyland and capital/financial risk, by comparing them to the Promethean leap and linking them together.

In addition to exhibiting video installations using historical archival and video materials in Japan, the exhibition will also include a talk during the exhibition period in which the artist will explain his ongoing research.

Artist Talk
Date: Saturday, December 3, 14:00-15:30 
Language: Mainly English
No reservation required / Admission free


Nov 29 (Tue) 2022-Dec 6 (Tue) 2022 

Opening Hours Information

VenueTurn Another Round
Location7F Sendai Forus, 3-11-15 Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi 980-8546
Access1 minute walk from West 4 exit of Hirose-dori Station on the Namboku subway line, 4 minute walk from the North 1 exit from Aoba-dori Ichibancho Station on the Tozai subway line, 15 minute walk from the West exit of JR Sendai Station.
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