Morlock in Queens; 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project

Interior, a site-specific installation by Jackson Hole artist Suzanne Morlock, is part of “Project Space”, an exhibition at Queens College Art Center in Flushing, New York. On exhibit through June 30, 2011, the work is Morlock’s interpretation of what a “terrestrial landscape formed of spheres of newspaper-yarn might look like.”

Knitted newspaper curtains cover ‘Project Space’ windows, and Interior “compels viewers to press their noses against the room’s windowpanes in order to better see the interior of the room.” It’s all part of Morlock’s quest to engage viewers and elicit questions about space and its properties.

Morlock’s glittery gold knit Sweater is set for installation at California’s Charles Schulz Museum.  For more information about Suzanne Morlock and her work, visit www.suzannemorlock.com.

Just weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami obliterated lives, livlihoods and landscapes in Japan, a group of international photographers has initiated the 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project. Established to aid the people of Japan, the project is available in an iPad application platform.

A statement from journalistic photographer Ryo Kameyama, taken from 3/11’s website:

“When the earthquake struck Japan, I was in the mountains in Mexico, and many villagers asked me, “Is your family all right?”

When I returned to town and saw the nuclear power plant exploding with white smoke on TV, I felt that it was time to return to Japan.

Spring had not yet arrived in the devastated areas, and when it snowed I was freezing cold. The tsunami ripped apart families and memories, and changed human behavior in the blink of an eye.

People who lost everything were trying to move forward, but at the same time were suffering unimaginably from an extreme sense of loss in the ravaged landscape. They were afraid that they might be forgotten as time passed.

A month after the disaster, people still have not found the bodies of their missing family members. Villages are still buried in the debris.

The nuclear power plant, promoted as an environmentally friendly way of generating power, has exploded several times.

It is time to fundamentally re-think the way Japanese society functions.”

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