peter d'Agostino
90s


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TRACES

Peter d’Agostino © 1995/2020

Video Installation
Preview: 4 of 8min loop   Edition: 5+2 AP

Moving between past and present, TRACES juxtaposes
personal histories and cultural memories of the Atomic Age.
Images and sounds I filmed in Hiroshima during the annual
Peace Memorial Ceremonies in remembrance of the bombing
of the city on August 6, 1945 are combined with other related
scenes, including a clip of J. Robert Oppenheimer expressing
his regret at the moment of the first A-bomb test three weeks
earlier on July 16. My visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in
Pearl Harbor commemorating the December 7, 1941
Japanese attack that precipitated the United States’
entry into World War II serves to address the broader
context for the development of the A-Bomb.