The Peace Resource Center Response Project

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, August 6 and 9, 1945, the Peace Resource Center of Wilmington College partnered with The Response Project to ask artists representing genres ranging from music and two-dimensional art to filmmaking and poetry to respond to something they experience while visiting the Peace Resource Center’s (PRC) Barbara Reynolds Memorial Archives, with its unique focus on the human experience of the atomic bombings and the legacy of nuclear war. It could be a photograph they see, a document they read, an audio recording they hear or even an overarching theme they sense as they encounter the collection. The works created were performed and exhibited virtually in conjunction with the 30th Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium, October 1-2, 2020. The 2020 Westheimer Peace Symposium focused on “Peace and the Nature of War” through the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and 75 subsequent years of the nuclear threat.

Project artists:

Brian Frye, film (shown on this page)

Napoleon Maddox, film/music/spoken word

Jody Rambo, poetry

Elin O'Hara Slavick, visual art

Hal Shunk, painting

Noah Garabedian, music

Jacinda Russell, visual art

"The End" by Brian Frye

Click links below to watch livestreams of the artwork

presented on Oct. 1-2, 2020 via Facebook.

Livestream 1

Livestream 2

Livestream 3

Livestream 4

This project was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

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