SOAS University of London


12 July - 23 September 2005

Accompanying Events will include

Screenings of educational videos:

1. Atomic Bomb Survivors Uncensored, a non profit film for use solely in the educational field by Tania Mathias.

2. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, told by Liv Ullmann, solo guitar music by George Winston, illustrated by Ed Young, Story by Elenor Goerr and Directed by George Levenson

Artist Painting on Site

(11July to 23 September 2005 - at specific times)
Presents an opportunity for the public to meet and discuss with the artist Alexis Hunter as she creates in the gallery Nuclear Daemon on canvas.

Saturday 6th August 2005

The exhibition will be open 10.30 – 17.00 as part of a day of events at the Gallery to mark the 60th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with Dr Sato from Three Wheels performing a peace ceremony and groups of Japanese musicians organised by Ms Shino Arisawa performing from 2pm on the Japanese Roof Garden at the Gallery. Within the exhibition there will be an origami workshop where artists will help the public to make paper cranes.

Round table and symposium on key aesthetic responses to culture of annihilation and contamination in the current phase of nuclear consciousness. The events will take place on 23 and 24 September 2005 at the Brunei Gallery and Lecture Theatre,SOAS, University of London.

Friday 23rd September 2005

Round table discussion at the gallery with the curator and invited speakers
2.30pm to 4.00pm Free

Saturday 24th September 2005

One-day symposium on Visual Culture and Nuclearisation at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of African and Oriental Studies, the exhibition will be open to coincide with this.
10.00am to 5.00pm £5 per person (please make cheque payable to After Hiroshima)
POST CHEQUE TO: Copad and post to Copad, PO BOX 47082, London, SW18 2XY

  • 10.00am Registration and coffee
  • 10.30am Siumee Keelan
    Independent Curator and Part Time Lecturer, Kingston University
    After Hiroshima: The Japanese Nuclear Imaginary
  • 11.00am Gregory Pflugfelder
    Associate Professor, Department of East Asian
    Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, USA
    The Godzilla Cycle and the Atomic Imaginary
  • 11.30am Professor Andrés Gaitán Tobar
    Visual Arts Department, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
    From the Mushroom to the Necklace: Body and Ruin
  • 12.00noon Dr Wendy Kozol
    Associate Professor, Gender and Women©ˆs Studies
    Program, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA
    From Mushroom Clouds to 'Star Wars': The Battle in Space
  • 12.30 - 1.00pm Discussions
  • 1.00pm LUNCH
  • 2.00pm Ombretta Agroc Andruff
    Independent Curator, New York
    Atomica: Making the Invisible Visible
  • 2.30pm Andrew Kennedy
    Lecturer in Cultural Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
    Missiles from the Orient: Western Representations of the Nuclear Far East
  • 3.00pm John Timberlake Artist, London
    Another Country: Reflections on Photography, Nuclear Romanticism and the Post-9/11 Era
  • 3.30pm Ron Delves Senior Lecturer in Film History, Kingston University
    The Fear and Loathing of Gothic Science: Responses to the Nuclear Threat in the British 1960s Horror Film
  • 4.00pm Chris Horrocks Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
    Bomb Heroes: Mutation as Metaphor in Middle Eastern Action Comics
  • 4.30 - 5:00pm Discussions

The exhibition and accompanying events are supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, School of Oriental and African Studies, Sainsbury Institute, Kingston University, Japan 21, Copad Arts and Design, Wild Caret Arts, Kingston Can, Millias Gallery and the Southampton Institute. Research for the project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

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