1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto

Multimedia Artwork 1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto (2003)

Artist Statement About 1945-1998:

“This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second.  No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier.  The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted.  I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.”

The piece catalogs 2053 nuclear explosions conducted in various parts of the globe.  This number excludes both tests by North Korea (October 2006 and May 2009).

For more information visit the CTBTO page on the artist, or see the article “Japanese artist maps 1945-1998’s nuclear explosions” posted on wired.co.uk

3 thoughts on “1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto

  1. Wow! I had no idea that there were so many nuclear tests done! I figured maybe dozens or a few hundred tops. YIKES! And we wonder why cancer is such a problem, and nuclear deterrence is frightening and downright stupid! The movie “War Games” from the 1980’s comes to mind!

  2. I tweeted out your story. It’s worth the attention of people around the world to know what our governments are doing aside from playing corporate politics!

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