Sunday, August 9
10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ecoartspace and Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP) will present both artistic and scientific dialogues on our atomic legacies. Since that fateful day when the first nuclear bombs were used on a civilian population, artists have responded through a wide range of media.
Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace, will begin the program with an overview of artists and artworks addressing nuclear issues.
Ann Rosenthal, artist and RHIP board member, will present Infinity City, her decade-long collaboration with Stephen Moore, which explores living in the shadow of the bomb. The artists’ nuclear pilgrimage took them to key historic sites in the development of the bomb, including Tinian Island in Micronesia, Japan, and the U.S.
Patricia DeMarco, PhD, has a doctorate in biology and has spent a 30-year career in energy and environmental policy. She will review the legacy of the bomb and alternatives to nuclear energy and waste, drawing on her recent book Pathways to Our Sustainable Future.
Etsuko Ichikawa is an artist, filmmaker, and activist who was born and raised in Tokyo. She will show and discuss her performances and films that poetically engage with vitrification technology, which transforms radioactive waste into glass.
The event will run close to 90 minutes. There will be time to ask questions of the presenters at the end of the program.
This event is FREE to Members and one guest. Non-members are invited to make a suggested donation of $10.
Above: Etsuko Ichikawa, Echo at Satsop film still, 2013 Photo: Sean Frego
Top image: Ann Rosenthal and Stephen Moore, Infinity City 2001: Plutonium, March 28, 1941, Digital Collage, Web exhibition, 2001