SOUND OF A MILLION INSECTS, LIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS

by Tomonari NISHIKAWA
2014 / 35mm / color / sound / 1S / 2' 00

I buried a 100-foot 35mm negative film under fallen leaves alongside a country road, which was about 25 km away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, from the sunset of June 24, 2014, to the sunrise of the following day. The night was beautiful with a starry sky, and numerous summer insects were singing loud. The area was once an evacuation zone, but now people live there after the removal of the contaminated soil.

This project is made possible with funds from the Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Wave Farm.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 35mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language English
rental fee 21,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 21,00 €