Takashi Arai's contemporary daguerreotypes and the corresponding sounds, exhibited in Kawasaki City Museum, Japan, 2011.
Since the great earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters hit Japan on March 11th, 2011, Arai has been frequently traveling Touhoku region, the most devastated areas in northern japan, and making the series of daguerreotypes.
Daguerreotype usually takes few seconds to several minutes for one exposure. During long exposure, Arai also records the sounds of surroundings at the location.
The first 6x6cm daguerreotype and the corresponding sounds shown in the video were taken at the moment of the earthquake on March 11th, 2011.
D-type Project, March 11th, 2011 "Fallout from US H-bomb test in 1954; sampled from Japanese fishing boat Lucky Dragon"