Chim Pom is an artist collective of young artists coming out of Japan that formed in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and a need to question Japan’s dependence on nuclear power. Their work covers a wide range of mediums from video pieces to rogue installations in public places.
The video comes from PBS’s “Frontline” series 29, episode 17 and originally aired on 07/26/11.
Level 7 feat.’Myth of Tomorrow’ was a public guerrilla installation at Shibuya station involving the public work “Myth of Tomorrow“, by Taro Okamoto. The artists sought to extend the narrative of the mural by adding an additional detail to the lower right corner of the mural. The mural depicts the destructive instance after an atomic explosion. Chim Pom extended the image by adding figures in the style of the artist that incorporated the Fukushima disaster. Images captured by passersby spread on social media as to whether Okamotp’s work was a prediction of future nuclear disaster. The added panel only lasted a few hours but survived online and in the discussions that followed.