Sean Snyder

Gate 2 Street (Kadena Air Base), Okinawa City, Japan

In his photo, video, and text works, Snyder investigates urban spaces that he sees as signs of social, ideological, and economic structures. Gate 2 Street (Kadena Air Base), Okinawa City, Japan refers to a tense relationship between the past—the time of the “boom” as military base in the Second World War—and the present as a decrepit, empty place. The video thus takes on a historical semantics and can be read critically as a comment on the Japanese-American relationship.