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Spelling Dystopia 2008/9, exhibition view, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia/ Iwa:Rock<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia/ Tanko:Coalmine<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia/ Midori nakashima:Greenless island<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia/ Jinko kamitsu:overpopulated<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia/ Shigen Sakusho:Exploited Resources<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia/ Sayonara Hashima:Goodbye Hashima island<br />Colour print, Diasec, 70 x 115 cm, 2009 Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia, production still Spelling Dystopia, production still

Spelling Dystopia,
HD,16:9, 2 channel video installation, colour, stereo,
17:25 min.
> movie excerpt, 1:56 min.

Spelling Dystopia 2008/9, exhibition view, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig

The island Hashima has been an important location for Japanese coal-mining. From 1974 Hashima was abandoned because the resources were exploited. Today the island is uninhabited and has since taken on a ghostly, mythic status in the national imagination, aided by its appearance in Battle Royale, a Science FIction-Blockbuster in 2000. Spelling Dystopia asks how memory operates, how a site wears its history, both physically and metaphorically. We revisited the island for our film and photo project in 2008 / 2009.

Read more: text by Jelle Bouwhuis, 2009 / text by the artists 2009