Komori and seo, artists in residence
© Yumi Song
Place as an extension of body
- linking London and Fukushima

AAUK would like to present the 2017 residency project winner - artist and curator Yumi Song! The 2017 residency will feature an exhibition and a series of events taking place at Deptford X Event space throughout May and June:

It is estimated that the Earth's axis shifted by 6.5 inches in 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake. And there has been a subsequent political shift - for the people of Japan, including Fukushima and the surrounding area, the world has changed.  Yumi Song is an artist and an independent curator who has been directly involved in cultural responses to the earthquake, and Fukushima Nuclear disaster. AAUK is hoping to generate questions around identity through questioning perceptions of people and place, moving away from mainstream media representations to develop more nuanced and engaged ways of seeing and thinking. 

26th May:  Exhibition Private View (6-9pm)and artist talk: Place as an extension of body-a case of Fukushima (7-8pm)

27th May:  Exhibition open to public (12-6pm)

2nd June:  Exhibition open to public (12-6pm) and a discussion event (6.30-8.30pm): Place as an extension of body: artists and cultural agendas (for details and to book visit Eventbrite

3rd June:  Exhibition open to public (12-6pm) and Yumi Song in discussion with Kaori Homma: Place as an extension of body – identities in crisis (4-6pm)


Hosted by Deptford X, 9 Brookmill Road, London SE8 4HL
Nearest Station DLR. Deptford Bridge, BR Deptford, New Cross
Deptford X Event space

Art Action UK is a collective that explores ways we can show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. It hosts an annual respite residency for artists who live and work in areas affected by disasters.  Arts Catalyst is an arts organisation that commissions art that experimentally and critically engages with scienc

We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring various means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.

Art Catalyst
Daiwa Foundation
Morphe Arts
Trust Greenbelt
Deptford X
White Conduit Projects
The Japan Foundation
Art Map London
Art Slant