Is Here (1998)
This is a durational performance installation that invokes the importance of the live-ness of the performer by standing still in silence for the entire duration of 2 hours. It is a reference to the people working at Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant for 24/7, without which our world will have a catstrophic effect.
The work is about imagining the far future of our technological advancement and our sense of time reaching that span - dreaming of the future beyond our time. Through 100,000 years dreaming Iwaoka attempts to silently talk about the current state of human life and the life beyond its existence by featuring the images from some devastated towns in Fukushima after the tsunami and nuclear disaster, which were taken by himself in August 2014.
concept / performance / video: Tashi Iwaoka