Add Architecture, Stir Memory: Japan by Shay Youngblood

By Shay Youngblood

In upload structure, Stir reminiscence: Japan Shay Youngblood explores, early stories of domestic, enduring friendship, loss and survival as obvious during the lens of her stopover at to Japan and adventure of 3/11, the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear tragedy, ten days after her arrival in Tokyo from Texas. truth and fiction, poetry and tune, combine and mingle in interviews and narrative tales. The concert paintings comprises soundscapes, architectural drawings, animation and video.

As residing in Hawaii i used to be brought to jap tradition, language and nutrition as a volunteer in a medical institution operating with jap sufferers who had no longer been domestic in lots of years. In 2011 i used to be chosen as Japan U.S Friendship fee Artist Fellow. in the course of a residency in Japan, I interviewed architects (Kengo Kuma, Fumihiko Maki, Itsuko Hasegawa), designers (Kashiwa Sato, Kazuko Koike), curators and different eastern creatives approximately their early thoughts of domestic. i used to be encouraged by means of my conversations with them and deeply tormented by the aftershocks of the earthquake, which led to an unforeseen, new path in my work.

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