Photographs by Taewon Jang.
340 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, 5½x8¼".
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Korean photographer Taewon Jang travels on a short journey into the villages impacted by the earthquake and tsunami to discover the remnants of a disaster. The introduction comprises a series of e-mail exchanges between friends in Japan throughout the process of the project. The artist personally takes us to investigate the site of the ruins that now exist as empty names on a map. The book examines the psychological situations drawn from reality and fiction, memory and oblivion, absence and presence.