Maki Hayashida Photo Exhibition “Almost Transparent Island” June 8 – 23
Reminders Photography Stronghold is pleased to present Maki Hayashida’s solo exhibition “Almost Transparent Island” from June 8th to 23rd, 2019. As a former participant of PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT Workshop in 2014, she presents a new book project about Teshima Island in Setouchi, which has been developed through International Summer School of Photography 2018 and been exhibited at FORMAT Festival 2019.
“Almost Transparent Island”
The story is about a small island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, called Teshima.
During the 1970s and 80s the rural island of Teshima become the location for illegal dumping of industrial waste. The beautiful sandy beaches were filled with rubbish, which was either buried under the sand or burnt, causing toxic black smoke.The islanders undertook a long legal battle to prevent the continuous illegal discarding of waste products. In 2000 after the legal battle was won, the clean-up started. It took seventeen years to remove 918,000 tons of industrial waste.
Date: June 8 – 23, 2019
Opening hours: 1pm – 7pm
Venue: Reminders Photography Stronghold
*Opening reception and artist talk from 6pm on June 8
Support: the Grant for Arts and Cultural activities in Sumida
Almost Transparent Island combines archival and contemporary photographs creating a collage of what was and what is now to make a visual testament to the Teshima scandal.
We will take orders for the artist photobook “Almost Transparent Island” during the exhibition.
– Fully handmade artist edition of 44 copies
– 150 pages / H245mm x W195mm
– The book dummy was shortlisted in Book Dummy Award 2018 by La Fábrica and Photo London.
Born 1984. Based in Tokyo. Her former works, “JAPAN-GO-ROUND” and “The Pacific Tourist,” have been exhibited domestically and internationally, such as at KONICA MINOLTA PLAZA in Tokyo or Singapore International Photography Festival 2016.