Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, Showplace

Debris

Debris

  • John Bolton
  • 14 minutes
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, Showplace

Recycled tsunami scraps… an artist’s memorial to Japan’s victims.

On the wild and beautiful outer coast of Vancouver Island, park worker Pete Clarkson has been picking up marine debris for decades– and transforming it into joyous and light-hearted artwork. Since 2011 he’s been confronted with a more serious creative challenge – what to do with tsunami debris that has floated across the Pacific in the wake of the worst earthquake in Japanese history. Debris documents Clarkson’s quest to forge meaning from the tragedy.