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ZERO Project x Partners Present “Passing the Torch" for Peace


ZERO Project × The Vanderbilt Republic presents “Passing the Torch” - creating discourses for Peace

Join us on Wed, May 1st for an evening of inspiring discussion, film, music and art at the Bellewether gallery in the mark of the United Nations NPT Prepcom 2019.

THE BELLEWETHER, nestled in midtown Manhattan, is an 8,000ft2 creative production temple & modern partner to pioneering artists, producers and brands. Riven with character, this sprawling space is dedicated to immersive creative encounters in support of radical humanity.

May 1 ( Wednesday ) from 6 - 9 PM
Location : 222 E 46th st , ground floor gallery opening

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>> Schedule <<

6.00 pm~ Music / Film Screening

6:30 pm~ Welcome

Guest speakers :

- Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat / ICAN

- UN Partners

- HIbakusha Testimony Session

- Presentation by PEAC Institute

- Discussion Q / A

8:15 pm~ Hand down the torch ceremony from Hibakusha to youth - through the generations

8:30 pm~ Networking with Music / Art

"Peace Symphony" excerpt by composer Paul D Miller


Inspired by the testimonies he heard on the Peace Boat from the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created Peace Symphony: 8 Stories. The idea behind this work came from Miller’s personal interaction with eight Hibakusha (被爆者 Atomic bomb survivors) on Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage (Peace Boat is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment) where Miller served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence.

Hibakusha’s stories highlight the humanitarian consequences of these weapons of mass destruction, educate youth, and help to bring about a nuclear free world. Miller has sampled the words and stories of Hibakusha to create electronic and acoustic musical portraits that resonate with some of the deepest issues facing modern society.

Video Projection
* Press Point *

CO-Organizers :
1Future / ICAN / Mayors for Peace / PEAC / Peace Boat / Heiwa Peace Foundation / Artrepeneurship / The Vanderbilt Republic

1Future & Artrepeneurship × The Vanderbilt Republic invite you to experience -- On Another Ground Zero: “Hiroshima” — a sprawling curatorial immersion, performance art series, facilitated knowledge/awareness exchange, and pop-up 茶室 (chashitsu, “tea room”).

Cannon Hersey & Taku Nishimae (directors, 1Future), Alexis & Franklyn Mena (co-founders, Artrepeneurship) and George Del Barrio (creative director × executive producer, The Vanderbilt Republic) will lead an international cohort of artists and NPOs to weave this tapestry of resilience & hope.

Artworks, Installation & Performance by
Kenichi Asano, Peter Bill + Junchen Huang, Patrick Dougher,
Akira Fujimoto, Cannon Hersey, Yugen Hirofumi, Mari Ishiko and Alexis Mena; performance artists include Junko Ichikawa, Kazuya Kato, Jill B-lovin + Scott Zoid, with more to come.

Venue : The Bellewether (222 East 46th Street 10017)

Website :

NPT Prepcom at the United Nations :


Earlier Event: April 26
Conoley Ospovat- Live