Pt. 1: 仕方が無い “Shikata ga nai” / but it can be helped. is part of MACRO WAVE’s on-going video installation series exploring intergenerational experiences. The first part of this series focuses on the personal experiences of member Tina Kashiwagi, who is Yonsei (4th generation Japanese American), and her grandmother’s sister, Christine Umeda, who is Nisei and experienced internment herself. Through intimate conversations between the two, the question of how the trauma of internment is passed down through generations is posed, breaking the silence of “Shikata ga nai.”
Video / audio interviews and animations are sprinkled in the installation creating an immersive based interview experience.