KG+ 2023


Maco (藪田正弘)

Maco (Masahiro Yabuta)

Genpatsu : a landscape transcend time

In Japan, 59 nuclear power plants (Genpatsu) have been constructed, but more than 20 plants have already been decided to retire so far. But, their retirement plan is unclear because they always imply technical and social issues. Many of them will likely stay where they are now longer than they are supposed to be. Hence, they become a landscape. I've covered so many issues related to nukes such as facility equipment failure, anti-nuke campaign, etc. since I was a news reporter. But, the argument has never been ending and nobody found a right answer, then public opinion has been playing on the politicians who have power from time to time. What the hell are nuke plants? I'm a retired news reporter, but my curiosity about nuke plants has never been changed. To know what they are and to see how they are there, I've been touring nuke plants around Japan and capturing them as a landscape. To figure out the true nature of nuclear power plants, I've adopted an antique printing technique called the Van Dyke brown print technique, which eliminates color and lacks detailed depiction. These constructions in the brownish screens are objects for present, for the past, or for the future? Nuke plants captured by an antique printing technique transcend time and stay where they are.


535 Tenshojimae-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Open: 4/11-4/23 12:00-19:00
Closed: 4/17

12:00 - 19:00