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An exhibition by Yurika Kono, a photographer who introduced Seiichi Shirai’s architecture on Subsequence Web, is currently on at Yokohama Civic Art Gallery 1F.
In Kono’s hometown of Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, in 1945 the US army dropped a bomb on the area in order to collect data ahead of dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Four people were killed due to this test bombing and there is now a site in Nagaoka City in the location where the bomb was dropped to honor those whose lives were lost. Now, however, the embankments, rivers, and fields of the area are covered again in greenery, and the arable fields are tended to by local farmers.
There are photographs and videos of this site as part of Kono’s exhibition. In addition, there are photographs of fireworks in Nagaoka taken with Kono’s homemade pinhole camera, research documents from writers, and works that utilize field recordings. Susan Sontag’s work Regarding the Pain of Others was the catalyst for the works in this exhibition and also the inspiration for the title of the exhibition.
REGARDING THE ECHO OF OTHERS
Venue: Yokohama Civic Art Gallery 1F (26-1, Miyazaki-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-0031) *A shuttle bus runs from JR Sakuragicho Station
Dates: 4 – 16 April, 2023
Organizer: Yurika Kono