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Film

The Otolith Group: The Radiant

When

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013 (8:30–10:30pm)

Where

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REDCAT (Venue Partner)

631 W 2nd St

213-237-2800

Price

$8 - 10

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Commissioned as part of dOCUMENTA (13), The Radiant explores the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan. A film essay burdened by the difficult task of representing the invisible aftermath of nuclear fallout, The Radiant travels through time and space to invoke the historical promises of nuclear energy and the threats of radiation that converge in Japan’s illuminated cities and evacuated villages in the months immediately following the disasters. The Otolith Group’s cinematic document offers glimpses into the shape and presence of an unseen entity and its abstract manifestation through visual phenomena. 

 

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