FRAME brings attention to Trinity Cube by Trevor Paglen, installation localized in a place that we cannot access, in Fukushima’s radioactive zone, and within the exhibition Don’t Follow the Wind, conceived by Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes e Jason Waite in 2015, still currently on show (we talked about it on Arshake through Elena Abbiatici’s article that you can read here). This work is made of matter, the glass found in the radioactive zone and of Trinitite, the mineral created on July 16, 1945 when the United States exploded the world’s first atomic bomb near Alamogordo (New Mexico). Pagan’s installation, as well as the other works of the 12 invited artists, are physically unaccessible. The image of the work, as much as the website built around the show, materialize the existence of Fukushima Exclusion Zone.
Trevor Paglen, Trinity Cube, 2015, photo via
Don’t Follow the Wind