Exhibition – 20 Millisieverts per year: an exhibition about Fukushima – 24th January to 17th February 2018

February 8, 2018

“20 Millisieverts per year: an exhibition about Fukushima” 

Tuesday 23rd January until 17th February 2018

About:

In October 2016 Lis Fields participated in a study tour of Fukushima, organised by Green Cross Switzerland, the environmental NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

20 millisieverts per year‘ is a selection of her photographs and texts with which she examines some of the consequences of the nuclear catastrophe unleashed at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011.

After six years the multifaceted catastrophe continues, despite extensive remediation efforts and spiralling costs. As well as the unresolved crises at the Daiichi nuclear plant itself, urban and rural areas remain highly contaminated with radioactive fallout and severe physical, psychological, social and economic consequences continue to unfold for many people.

The ‘20 millisieverts per year‘ exhibition title refers to the maximum dose of ionising radiation originating from a nuclear power plant to which citizens of Fukushima can now be exposed in a year. For the rest of Japan and the rest of the world the maximum permitted non-occupational dose to a citizen is 1 millisievert per year, as recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

The texts, presented as detailed captions beneath the photographs, include both scientific information and statements by scientists, politicians and the people Lis met in Japan, which reveal some of the ways they are responding to the catastrophe.

Booklets containing further statements, memoirs letters and speeches by people who evacuated from Fukushima are available for visitors to take away (with donations to cover printing costs welcome).

For more information about the exhibition please visit: www.lisfields.org

 

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01823 337477

Venue Website:

Address:
CICCIC, Memorial Hall,, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

Description:
Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, is conveniently located in Taunton Town Cente with a multi-storey car park just metres away and another single storey car park just 2 minutes away. Marks & Spencer's car park is next door to us but can get busy. We have our own cafe bar and sell refreshments to help support fund raising for our Community Interest Company.

  • January 23, 2018 - February 17, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

You may be interested

MTM Awards CICCIC nominated for Arts and Cultural award
News
256 views
News
256 views

MTM Awards CICCIC nominated for Arts and Cultural award

sue mo - December 18, 2017

The Creative Innovation Centre was delighted to be nominated for the Arts and Cultural award at the MTM awards on…

Artist in Residence – Adam Grose – Nov 29th – 2nd Dec 2017
Exhibitions
359 views
Exhibitions
359 views

Artist in Residence – Adam Grose – Nov 29th – 2nd Dec 2017

sue mo - November 13, 2017

Adam Grose will be exhibiting and creating new work at CICCIC   in Taunton during a four day residency, revealing some…

Taunton’s Amazing Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Grotto – 8th -23rd December 2017
Community Events
3211 views
Community Events
3211 views

Taunton’s Amazing Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Grotto – 8th -23rd December 2017

sue mo - November 9, 2017

Creative Innovation Centre presents its Christmas street scene based on buildings in Taunton. It makes up a Winter Wonderland for…