JAPANESE ART AFTER FUKUSHIMA: RETURN OF GODZILLA
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne ---- 20 Mar – 30 May, 2015

 

" Adsorption Ripples - Melt down melt away " ( Zeolite, Lichen, Rice flour and Mixed media)

" - - - - uses a motif of the traditional Japanese garden, suggesting that radiation remains for millennia but the consciousness of it is transient." - Robert Nelson -


Mineral zeolite and lichen absorbs radioactivity well. The Japanese government advised farmers to spread the mineral zeolite on their rice paddy. Radioactivity is not melt away but it melts away from people’s mind. The radioactive water has long been leaking into the Pacific Ocean form the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

 

Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

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