Home – Tohoku 9.0
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful to hit Japan on record, struck the east coast of Japan. It triggered a tsunami, which ravaged the north-east coast, followed by snow and after by leaking of radioactive material from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. These events killed thousands of people and caused serious, widespread damage to buildings, roads, and power lines, particularly along the east coast of the Tohoku region.
In June the same year, after my solo exhibition at the French-Japanese Institute of Kyushu, in Fukuoka, Japan, I moved to the tsunami stricken areas. I was volunteering there for a couple of weeks, documenting catastrophe of vast dimensions.
I was searching for the places where documentary and fiction interlace with each other, trying to create a piece of work that have ability to transform from primary context into many meaningful layers.
Starting with monochromatic images through the wide range of colors I intended to create dynamic atmosphere and accentuate a never ceasing process of life and creative power of universe which Ocean symbolically represents.