Screening selected by Yuki Okumura at Cinéma Galeries: '3.11 TSUNAMI 2011' by Miyamoto + Seto, Ikeda, Kobayashi

About this event

Ryuji Miyamoto + Hashime Seto, Moriko Ikeda, Kenzaburo Kobayashi

3.11 TSUNAMI 2011

3 videos, 30 min each. In Japanese with English subtitles.

3.11 TSUNAMI 2011 is a series of video productions using raw video recordings of the tsunami attacks on March 11th, 2011, taken by people who live in three neighboring villages in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As an addition to this real-life documentation, photographer Ryuji Miyamoto interviewed with those who took the recordings and asked them about the situation at the time and also about their everyday lives prior to and after that catastrophic day.

It is difficult to say whether I can call these videos art works, since they consist only of the raw video recordings taken by the survivors and their interviews. Nevertheless, it may be the result of a sequence of collective impulses — both of the survivors’ and mine — which occurred spontaneously and exceeded the modernist frame of “individual expression.” 

Ryuji Miyamoto

Followed by Q&A with artist-in-residency Yuki Okumura

14.10 - 8pm at Cinéma Galeries (Galerie de la Reine 28 Koninginnegalerij / 1000 Brussels)

6€ and 4€ for students