Media: Video, Projection, Music ensemble (composed by Alexa Rinn)
Duration: 7 minutes 18 seconds
Performed at the Walters Art Museum
This work is based on the story my grandfather once told me. If the death was the first thing the A-bomb gave to the people in Hiroshima, burnt flesh and unbearable thirst was the next. Many survivors jumped into a river to ease their deadly thirst. However, many of their throats were burnt that they drown due to being unable to swallow the water. By the next morning, the river was filled with bodies staring at the sky and the sun.
"The hottest day in Hiroshima, 1945.
Exposed beneath the Suns, they eagerly searched for water,
to quench a thirst they could never swallow.
One by one, stepping into the river,
submerged beneath a blazing sky.
One by one, floating, staring into the Sun."