Nuclear Testing: 1945-1998

August 5, 2011

Isao Hashimoto was born in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan in 1959.

Worked for 17 years in financial industry as a foreign exchange dealer. Studied at Department of Arts, Policy and Management of Musashino Art University, Tokyo. Currently working for Lalique Museum, Hakone, Japan as a curator. Created artwork series expressing, in the artist’s view, “the fear and the folly of nuclear weapons” (Source)

“This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted. I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.”


  1. Thank you so very much for sharing this video. It is an excellent way to demonstrate the idiocy of certain members of the human species, the ones who are pre-occupied with power at any cost.

    How very sad that so many resouces are squandered on the pursuit of destruction. Imagine if all that energy would be used to better the world – we would create a true paradise on this earth.

    • You are welcome!

      Yes, it is very sad. The resources could certainly have better uses.

  2. WOW what a lesson I just had. Thanks for sharing this. Why can’t people spend time on other things?

    • You are welcome, Nakayo🙂

      People will do anything for power…

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