installation (video, digital photography)
Japan/ Austria 2013-2014

Due to a research residency in Japan in fall 2013, I visited Fukushima and Tohoku Regions. The cities Futaba, Rikuzentakata and Ishinomaki were hit worst from the earthquake and following tsunami in March 2011. Since then two years passed and the cleanup is almost done. But in the most affected areas there are still no buildings newly constructed. On the one hand, because the landholders are missed or dead on the other hand, the bereaved are afraid of another disaster in the near future and moved to the inland. What is left close to the sea, is a strange utopian vastness with an untouched vegetation. The outlines of the buildings carried away by the tsunami are still visible. Only a few houses are left, to remind us of the past.



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