Film “Room of Waves”at Rochester Art Center

A three minute film of Maki Aizawa’s installations for “Surviving Tsunami Waves: the Exhibition of Resilience through Arts and Narrative,” sponsored by Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, Rochester Art Center (RAC) and University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) held in March 2015.

credit to lauranickel.video.
featuring the poetry by Yuko Taniguchi

“The Room of Waves” was an installation featured in Surviving Tsunami Waves: the Exhibition of Resilience through Arts and Narrative, a collaborative exhibit created by women from Tohoku, the Japanese coastal region devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The exhibition, held from March 11-20, 2015 in Rochester, MN, showed the artistic work of Sashiko (traditional decorative stitching work) which served the women in Tohoku as a source of resilience and healing. The text in the video is excerpted from UMR professor and poet Yuko Taniguchi’s poem “Sashiko”, which accompanied “The Room of Waves” piece at the Rochester Art Center.