HD, Color, Sound, 4:30 minutes, 2012
A futile gesture marking the one-year anniversary of the collateral calamity at the Fukushima nuclear power facility, surveying a more invisible tsunami. Scientific predictions of the residual effects are undercut by the cheerfully benign day-glow colors assigned to the threat. A gradual contamination of the image and increasing waves of fear give way to an irradiated bloom.
Part of the “Re-purposed Web Reports” Series:
A series of “reports” composed entirely of media collected from the Internet. Using the web as an investigative archive, these works mine the margins of the public sphere for vicarious insights into the contemporary state of humanity.
Bio: Paul Turano is a visual artist who works across media formats and platforms. His award winning work incorporates lyrical observational strategies and meditations on personal space, as well as subjective reportage of marginal media events and long form essay films. He has exhibited nationally and abroad at museums, micro-cinemas, alternative venues, and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, including the Black Maria, Athens International, Hartford International, Chicago International, and the New England Film and Video festivals, Globians Documentary Festival and International Directors Lounge in Berlin, the Sydney Underground Film festival, the Australian International Experimental Film Festival, Antimatter, and T.I.E – The International Experimental Cinema Exposition among others. His works have been screened in Boston at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Film Archive, Mobius, Mass Art Film Society, and the Museum of Fine Arts. He is the recipient of a Media Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Moving Image Fund Grant from the LEF Foundation and has taught previously at Hampshire College, Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.