Sharing as Caring (2012-)

Sharing as Caring is a series of exhibitions in a small format. It was initiated at the Heidelberg Kunstverein in 2012. The series was launched as a sequence of exhibitions, with the intention to counteract media speculation surrounding the incidents in and around Fukushima, after March 11, 2011.

Sharing as Caring began with the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima; however, the exhibition project does not limit its scope to the incident of the nuclear power plant, it also encompasses all the disasters following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. From the beginning, this was important for the curatorial framework. The project recognizes the name “Fukushima” does not succeed to grasp the whole catastrophe, and also understood it as only one aspect of a more fundamental problem in the intricate structure of contemporary societies, therefore aims at rethinking relations between human, nature, and technology; it touches on postwar politics and economy as well as on systematic processes of thinking that are rooted in modernity – the logic and the directionality of thinking from intention over reasoning to result.

By relaying the detailed effects of the disaster in Fukushima, the project has explored the contemporary mode of being in the intricate relations between economies, politics, technology and emotions. Over these last five years, the project gradually developed under different exhibition subtitles: Presence for the Future, Fukushima-Heidelberg Shiori Project I, II, Giving Form to Invisible Realities, and Beyond Documentation. In 2017, the project was reinitiated as a collaboration with the visual artist Susan Turcot and the filmmaker Angelika Levi in order to explore multiple forms of investigation; e.g. workshops, making short films, collective texts, and curating.

 

Sharing as Caring: Workshop (2017)

Workshop with Susan Turcot and Anglika Levi Time: June 13. 2017, 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr Place: Open School East: 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville CT9 2BH The workshop at Open School East in Margate, UK explore contemporary mode of being that affected by economies, politics, technology and emotions, and search the way of “being-in-common” to be sensible for each other. The workshop started at the seashore near Open School East, paying attentions to the sound from 9000km away, using the kit of making a small fire from Taiwa Kobo and introducing a letter from Toshie Kusamoto, a member of the Taiwa Kobo…

Sharing as Caring 5: Beyond Documentation (2016)

Sharing as Caring is a series of cabinet exhibitions on the theme of the Fukushima Incident in a consecutive five-year perspective. The exhibitions began at Heidelberger Kunstverein in 2012 as an annually update spanning ten weeks. Sharing as Caring explores and reflects the reality and cultural encounters after the catastrophe. Sharing as Caring 2016 is the fifth and last show at Heidelberger Kunstverein, and it carries the subtitle Beyond Documentation. The previous shows presented art projects interacting with the residents in the northern part of Japan, collecting their voices – confusion, confrontation, contemplation, changes and challenges, and at the same…

Sharing as Caring: Resonanzräume nach Fukushima (2016)

Fünf Jahre nach dem Erdbeben, das einen Tsunami und eine Kernschmelze im Kraftwerk Fukushima nach sich zog,  sind die Spuren der Zerstörung längst nicht beseitigt. Wie viele Menschen haben eine Vorstellung davon, wie es in der Region nach fünf Jahren aussieht? Wie gehen die Menschen mit den tiefgreifenden Problemen um, die Ansprüche einer wachstumsorientierten Wertegesellschaft verursacht haben? Bis heute ist die Gegend großflächig gesperrt und allein die Entsorgung der Reaktorblöcke wird mehrere Jahrzehnte in Anspruch nehmen. Dennoch berichteten die Medien innerhalb wie außerhalb Japans kaum noch über Fukushima, als hätte sich das Problem einfach in Luft aufgelöst. Um der ausbleibenden…

Sharing as Caring 4: Giving Form to Invisible Realities (2015)

The fourth year of Sharing as Caring high-lightens two art projects about the Fukushima catastrophe and the Great Estern Japan Earthquake, “Under the waves, on the ground”(2014-) and Onagawa Dialogue Project (2011-). These projects aims at giving universal form to the invisible and the unheard realities as well as to the fading memories, with a dedication by the artists to the people who experienced the disaster and the land in which it happened. Haruka Komori + Natsumi Seo (JP) present three short documentary films under the joint title “Under the waves, on the ground”(2014-). Komori and Seo moved to Rikusen…

Sharing as Caring 3: Heidelberg- Fukushima Shiori Project -part 2- (2014)

In its third year of Sharing as Caring, the exhibition update, explore and reflect the reality and cultural encounters connected to the situation after the Fukushima Incident by presenting three projects: the Heidelberg-Fukushima SHIORI PROJECT -part 2-  (2013-14), The Fukuichi Kanko Project (2012-) and the Onagawa Community Project (2012-).   SHIORI PROJECT, part 2, Fukushima/ Heidelberg (2013/4)                     Photo by Chihiro Minato (2014) The second part of the show presents the second part of the “SHIORI PROJECT- Fukushima/Heidelberg” created by photographer, Chihiro Minato. New special SHIORI (the Japanese word for bookmarks) will…

Sharing as Caring 2: Heidelberg- Fukushima Shiori Project -part 1- (2013)

60Cabinet Exhibition at Heidelberg Kunstverein Sharing as Caring 2: Presence for the Future (2/5) Feburary 8 to April 12, 2012. Opening on Feburary 8  from 7pm. One Day Memorial Event on March 10 from noon to 9pm.           Photo by Chihiro Minato © 2012 1: SHIORI PROJECT Heidelberg, 2013 The second year will present SHIORI PROJECT Heidelberg 2013: from Fukushima to Heidelberg, vice versa by Chihiro Minato, a Japanese photographer and an anthropologist. The project presents and distributes special SHIORI (bookmark in Japanese) at various locations in Heidelberg. These SHIORI show segmented images of photographs that Minato…

Sharing as Caring 1: Presence for the Future (2012)

Cabinet Exhibition at Heidelberg Kunstverein Sharing as Caring: Presence for the Future March 10 to May 20, 2012. Opening on March 9 from 7pm. A series of cabinet shows will be held in the foyer of Heidelberg Kunstverein from March 9 for a period of ten weeks. The mini show is dedicated to the 3.11 Fukushima incident in 2011, and will continue to take place annually each March until 2016. Aimed at filling such a gap, a series, Sharing as Caring: Presence for the Future, will present updated information about the situation in the northern part of Japan once a…