Kim WALDRON

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2022.5.19

Kim WALDRON

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedMontreal(Quebec)
City Tokyo
Period 2022.5 - 2022.7
Purpose of the residency

I would like to document what people in Tokyo are doing to fight climate change and create a series of photographs that depict myself joining others in doing these actions. Most of the narratives we create in text and film use the hero as a familiar device to tell a story. This often involves one person fighting villains and overcoming the odds to save everyone. With this project I am interested in deconstructing our hero myth, where my use of self-portraiture and the repetition of myself in the images, points out how impossible or improbable our hero fixation is—one person cannot accomplish the change that needs to happen.

Plan during the residency
  • Research the various actions residents of Tokyo are doing to fight climate change
  • Contact participants for the project and travel onsite to make photographs
  • Print photographs from the No Hero project and present them during the Open Studio
  • Meet with artists and curators taking part in the artist residency

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