By Shay Youngblood

In upload structure, Stir reminiscence: Japan Shay Youngblood explores, early stories of domestic, enduring friendship, loss and survival as obvious throughout 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 contains soundscapes, architectural drawings, animation and video.

As dwelling in Hawaii i used to be brought to jap tradition, language and meals as a volunteer in a health center operating with eastern 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 jap creatives approximately their early stories of domestic. i used to be encouraged via my conversations with them and deeply tormented by the aftershocks of the earthquake, which led to an unforeseen, new course in my work.

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