SIMPARCH exhausted



Considering Godzilla as the original anti-nuclear activist who keeps trying to enlighten us to change our destructive ways, this exhibit presents the repeatedly misunderstood monster’s final visit to civilization.  Bellevue Washington, the corporate-oriented antipode to the City of Seattle, seemed a fitting location for the saurian naysayer to simply give up, lying down in a depressive haze in the oversized vitrine-like gallery. Visitors were able to enter into the reptile’s dormant carcass, an inner atmosphere with filtered light and the low rumblings of the beast’s unhappy condition.

Exhausted edition

Essay by Abigail Guay – pdf

Chon Noriega, Godzilla and the Japanese Nightmare: When Them! Is U.S.  Asian Cinemas: A Reader And Guide
Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Gary Needham
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2006