Project Description

Andrew Littlejohn

Portrait of Andrew Littlejohn

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2013-14, 2014-15

Andrew Littlejohn is a filmmaker, phonographer and doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology, with a Secondary Field in Critical Media Practice. His current project, tentatively titled Iei (遺影), is a 16mm exploration of the disappearance of people and places during the tsunami of 2011, as well as the ambiguities of their materialization post-disaster as images.

FSC Works

Film Still from Shizugawa


Andrew Littlejohn, 27 min. (2017, re-cut 2019)

Shizugawa is a sonic composition constructed from unprocessed 5.1 surround sound recordings made in Minamisanriku Town (Miyagi Prefecture, Japan), between 2013 and 2015. On March 11, 2011, a tsunami up to 20 meters in height devastated the area following an undersea megathrust earthquake off the Northeast coast. Shizugawa presents an audible evocation of what came after: a town in the re-making.