Sunday, July 26, 2015
Tree Project and Hiroshi Sunairi in “Aftermath: Two Queer Artists Respond to Nuclear Spaces,” a text written by Julia Bryan-Wilson in Critical Landscapes by University of California Press
“Aftermath: Two Queer Artists Respond to Nuclear Spaces.” Critical Landscapes, ed. Kristen Swenson and Emily Scott. University of California Press, 2015, p. 77-92. (Download as PDF)
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A Tree Lesson in Resilience - Majulah Singapura: Corrie Tan's Camphor now adopted and planted on the ground at the Singapore Polytechnic
A Tree Lesson in Resilience
This Camphor sapling is grown from the seed of a Hibaku Jumoku: the trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. Scientists from the Manhattan Project had predicted that ‘Hiroshima will be barren of life and nothing will grow for 75 years’. But in the spring of 1946, new shoots sprang up amongst the debris of the city. This surge of life gave hope to survivors of the atomic bomb and now provides us with a powerful reminder of the resilience of life.
Germinated in the backyard of:
Mr Tan Yew Meng in Oct 2013
Transplanted to CASS grounds on 3 Jun 2015
Hi Hiroshi, the Botanical Gardens has got back to me and put me in touch with a environmentalist, grant Pereira who is doing a lot of good work in South East Asia. He is adopting my hibaku and planting it in a garden that is frequented by college students. Am pleased as the word will spread about the hibaku and it's resilient nature. I will take a photographe and send it to you before the hibaku leaves my corridor. I Am relieved that my hibaku will find mother earth finally as i know it was suffering in the small earthen pot.
This the last batch of seeds from botanical gardens more pics of grown ones in 2 days time cheers grant. This one ours about 3met...
Dear Hiroshi, I just wanted to thank you again for participating in Hybris exhibition. The show is being a total succes...
Hi Hiroshi, Finally!!! One sprouted. The other one still in 'coma' state. Regards, JL Ng