Title: Sievert Rising
Maximum resolution: 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
Video codec: H.264 (different codecs available)
Audio: 48kHz stereo
Spoken language: Japanese
Subtitles: English (other languages available on request)
Experimental short by Frederik De Wilde about two guys sneaking into to Fukushima's post apocalyptic radioactive exclusion zone.
The short combines found footage with artistic data visualisation techniques made with Processing, an open source software application. Gps and radiation measurement data collected by Japanese citizens traveling across Japan (open source Geiger counter and gps) was used to create a dynamic data visualisation.
To realise the project we used 22.8M radiation and gps data points collected by citizens using Safecast, a global project working to empower people with data, primarily by mapping radiation levels and building a sensor network, enabling people to both contribute and freely use the data collected. Custom software was created Frederik Vanhoutte in Processing to read the Fukushima Safecast data. Elevation data from Japan was used from Viewfinder Panoramas.
- Direction, video editing, sound design, post production and effects by Frederik De Wilde
- Coding by Frederik Vanhoutte
- Translation by Takako Kondo
- Sound mastering Yves De Mey
Sievert is a measure of the health effect of low levels of ionizing radiation on the human body.
2015 - Kunsthal Kade, Center for Contemporary Art, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
2015 - BIN, Gallery, ''Views from Above'', Turnhout, Belgium.
2015 - TETEM, Center for Contemporary Art, Enschede, Netherlands.
2016 - Rome Media Art Festival @ MAXXI-Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo / Città Educativa di Roma, Italy.