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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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"Kai: Following the Cycle of Life"

Osamu James Nakagawa (I)

Thursday, March 09 - 11:00AM to 11:45AM
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Kai, Japanese for "cycle," questions the links between me, my parents, and my child as they relate to my family's heritage and histories. The series seeks connection and disconnection between actual and constructed memories on cultural and familial levels. It began in 1998 when I learned my father was dying of cancer. At this time my wife was pregnant with our daughter. Later, I photographed my mother's decline and death, and recorded the passage of time as our daughter grew from birth to a young woman. Through photography I began to understand Kai—the cyclical nature of life and death.

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Osamu James Nakagawa
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