16th May, 2022 / 18:00 -
4th April, 2016
We Are All Stars
Chris Wainwright & Cathy Milliken
We Are All Stars is a selection of photoworks by Prof Chris Wainwright, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London, resulting from collaborations with musician, director and composer Cathy Milliken, which have been choreographed and created for the camera. It also includes a sound piece by Cathy Milliken. Over the past three years they have both been involved with projects involving local communities and invited international artists coming together in Kamaishi and other nearby coastal areas of the Iwate Prefecture in Japan. The projects both individual and collaborative have focused on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and its lasting effect on places and people in the region.
“One of the deeply engrained memories from a recent visit to Kamaishi, is the recollection of survivors telling me just how clear the sky was on the night of the tsunami on the 11 March 2011, with no electricity to pollute the night sky, and how bright the stars were. As they looked up to the sky they pondered on the fate of all those who were swept away by the retreating sea and wondered if their souls had been transformed into the stars above. Many people were ‘taken’ by the tsunami and never found and remain to this day in that transitional and restless space between worlds”
There will also be an artist lecture on Thursday 14th April, 6pm – 8pm