When the disasters initially took place it was national news, however in the three years that have followed very little is now reported. Over 15,000 people have been killed and the problems relating to the power plant are ongoing.
Art Action - for Fukushima is a project that was set up shortly after the events of march 2011. Dr MOURI, Kaori Homma and Merly Doney work to raise money and awareness while working with emerging artists to carry out residency projects in the UK linking to Fukushima.
They are currently organising an event where artists can donate a small piece of work that will then be given away in a raffle to raise money. The event will be help on 27th February, 6.30-8.30 in Cafe Eterno, Convent Garden.
If you are interested in taking part, please read this.
I have decided that I am going to take part. My ideas are starting to change anyway, I had planned to look more at the stories from people who are affected by conflict in general and less specifically at the Al Mutanabbi Street Project. This feels like a good way to start that change, although the people in Japan were affected by a natural disaster, not a war, it is a similar with the displaced people and confusion.
So now I have two projects running simaltaneously, yet hopefully complimenting each other.