“Making Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant a Tourist Spot - Opening the Gate to Fukushima”
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Hiroki Azuma initiated the “Tourizing Fukushima: The Fukuichi Kanko Project” in 2012, a plan to turn the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into a tourist spot after 25 years in 2036, as part of a social statement and objection to current trend of “post-3.11 architecture” and “post-3.11 art”, questioning if it is right that architects and artists should only be concerned with those affected by the disaster after 3.11.
This exhibition features macquettes from Ryuji Fujimura’s “Fukushima Gate Village”, sketches of Kazuki Umezawa’s “Tsunami Tower” and Kenshu Shintsubo’s photos of Chernobyl, along with a special display of Umezawa’s cental work since the disaster, “Utawaretekiteshimatta mono,” (1939mm x 4850mm) only accessible to those who agree to become subjects of the work, with images from the installation being streamed online via surveillance camera, which will be incorporated into a new work at a later stage, while also forming an allegory of the CCTV camera encircled, disaster-stricken nuclear plant.
Venue: Genro Cafe, Genro Office