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07 APRIL 2013

Lebbeus Woods: Visionary Architect

"Lebbeus Woods, Architect", February 16 – June 02, 2013, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

"Architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012) dedicated his career to probing architecture's potential to transform the individual and the collective. His visionary drawings depict places of free thought, sometimes in identifiable locations destroyed by war or natural disaster, but often in future cities. Woods, who sadly passed away last year as planning for this exhibition was under way, had an enormous influence on the field of architecture over the past three decades, and yet the built structures to his name are few. The extensive drawings and models on view present an original perspective on the built environment – one that holds high regard for humanity's ability to resist, respond, and create in adverse conditions. 'Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules,' he once said. SFMOMA has collected Woods's work since the mid–1990s, amassing the broadest collection of his work anywhere; the exhibition will feature these holdings, as well as a selection of loans from institutional and private collections."

(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

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CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 JANUARY 2013

Tsunami: The Survivors' Stories

"Six months on from one of the world's most devastating tsunamis, Panorama returns to Japan to hear remarkable tales of survival amid the epic destruction. Piecing together new footage of the wave, reporter Paul Kenyon tells the dramatic stories of those who managed to escape when so many did not. The film also follows those returning briefly to homes abandoned within the radioactive no–go area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and asks what the future holds for the thousands affected."

(BBC One – Panorama)

First Broadcast 18 September 2011 20:30 BBC News Channel, length 29 minutes.

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CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
22 MARCH 2011

Christchurch Earthquake 2011: damage in Red Zone

"A 14–minute video of earthquake damage in the CBD was screened at the memorial service on Friday 18 March 2011. Footage by Frank Film for the Ministry of Civil Defence."

(Frank Film for the Ministry of Civil Defence, 2011)

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Simon Perkins
18 JULY 2010

Hundred Pacer: a contemporary origin myth of a native Taiwanese superhero

"This is my final project for motion graphic design, which is a Flash animation that depicts an 'origin myth' of the self–created hero, Hundred Pacer.

The name Hundred Pacer derived from a kind of very venomous snake that exists in mountain areas of Taiwan called Hundred Pacer snake, and the protagonist, Hundred Pacer, was an ordinary Paiwanese Indigenous girl until her and her father were killed by the mudslide, and the snake God chooses her to revive in passing down the power...

The story was inspired by the Typhoon Morakot happened in August 2009, which killed nearly 500 people and destroyed half of Taiwan at that time."

(Jonghsiang Kwan, 2010)

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2010animationAustronesian culturescreative practicecultural identitydestructiondevastationdisasterdrawingecologyFirst NationsFlash animationhero • Hundred Pacer • identityIndigenous • Jonghsiang Kwan • MAMA project • native • natural disasterNTUorigin myth • Paiwan • Paiwanese • pilot projectresurrectionsnakesuperheroTaiwanTaiwaneseTaiwanese Aboriginestransformationtyphoon • Typhoon Morakot • visual design

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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