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Japan blues: ao, ai, midori, aizome, ao-ja-shin.

Clarke, Jen



Rachel Harkness


These impressions of blue have come from reflecting on visitors responses to my use of the colour blue during a residency in Japan that focused on making and exhibiting 24 24-hour cyanotype photograms. The exhibition was arranged as an act of remembrance, an anniversary of the ‘triple disaster’ that devastated the region in March 2011. It took place in a snow-covered Morioka, Japan, March 2015.


CLARKE, J. 2017. Japan blues: ao, ai, midori, aizome, ao-ja-shin. In Harkness, R. (ed.) An unfinished compendium of materials. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen [online], pages 85-88. Available from:

Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2020
Publicly Available Date Feb 17, 2020
Publisher University of Aberdeen, School of Education
Pages 85-88
Book Title An unfinished compendium of materials
ISBN 9781857520606
Keywords Colour; Blue; Japan; Cyanotype photograms; Triple disaster; Knowing from the inside
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