Friday, 1 October 2010
The Guardian chose David Blandy for their column, "Artist of the week".
The photo they used to illustrate the piece (below) caught my eye. A very everyday Japanese-city image. It's taken from Blandy's video, trailered above, Child of the Atom. Looks like it might be interesting. David Blandy is something of a Japanophile, it seems, and the film explores an interest in Japanese culture and his own family story that hold that had not the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war, his own grandfather wouldn't have survived being a PoW of the Japanese to father the family of which Blandy is one member.