October 4 – November 4, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday October 4th, 7:00pm
at Interference Archive: 131 8th Street, #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215 [Map]
Subway: F/G/R trains to “4th Ave-9th Street” station
Hours: Sundays 12-5pm, Tuesdays 11am-8pm, Wednesdays 12-5pm, and also by appointment.
Interference Archive, together with Todos Somos Japon presents an exhibition on the culture of anti-nuclear movements around the globe, past and present. We have assembled posters, publications, moving images, and ephemera that reveal the many creative forms of resistance that have emerged. From the disaster at Three Mile Island which galvanized the movement in the 70’s to the meltdown at Fukushima in 2011, anti-nuclear groups have addressed a multitude of issues including feminism, anti-militarism, anti-capitalism, peace, alternative energy, environmentalism, and importantly everyday survival.
October 4, 7pm-10pm
Nuclear Ginza (25min. Nicholas Rohl, 1995) A photojournalist interviews “untouchables” from the slums of Osaka and Tokyo who were exposed to radiation while working in nuclear power plants.
Amateur Riot (15 min dir. Franklin Lopez, 2011) This documentary explores the anti-nuke movement, anarchist, and activist scenes in Japan following the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.
A Letter to Lady Gaga (10 min dir. Uzomuzo, 2012) Framed as a thank you letter to Lady Gaga for her expressed support following Fukushima, this is a humorous call to join the Feb. 19, 2012 protest against nuclear power in the Suginami-ku area.
Stronger Than Before (27 min, Boston Women’s Video Collective, 1983) A documentary of the Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice, when thousands of women rallied against a shipment of nuclear missiles from the Seneca Army Depot.
Real times (11 min., dir. Chim↑Pom, 2011) Donning hazmat suits, Chim↑Pom heads to the Fukushima plant and former sunrise view point, where they paint a modified Japanese flag.
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Myth of Tomorrow (5 min., dir. Chim↑Pom, 2011) A guerrilla art action to update Okamoto Tarô’s iconic mural of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki “Myth of Tomorrow” with imagery of Fukushima.
Ki-Ai 100 (100 cheers) (10 min., dir. Chim↑Pom, 2011) Artist collective Chim↑Pom channel the power of survival through group cheers with people living in the disaster-stricken Soma City who have taken on relief efforts themselves.
The Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an on-line presence. Interferencearchive.org
Todos Somos Japon is a NYC-based project of network building, of creating a current in and out of Japan, to support Japanese activists and movements and for a new association of the struggling people of the world. jfissures.org