1995, 15 min, color, sound

A touching commemorative piece, Traces addresses the collective memory of some of the most traumatic scenes of twentieth century history, as well as d'Agostino's own recollections of his childhood. Opening with images from the Festival of Remembrance in Hiroshima, the tape cuts to an interview with Robert Oppenheim, who recalls his thoughts at the moment of the first Atomic bomb test. Moving between scenes of past and present, in New York, Nagasaki and Pearl Harbor, the tape resounds with haunting images.

Funded by the Pew Fellowship, Japan Foundation Fellowship, Center for Asian Studies, Temple University.