FILM AND AUDIO

 

 

The Victim, Single channel projection inside plinth, Continuous loop, 2016
Waiting, Single channel projection, Continuous loop, 2016.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2020)

This composition is a musical account of every officially recorded nuclear explosion detonated between 1945 and 2020.

Each different instrument represents a country that partook.

Each month in history lasts a second on the record.

Each note played depicts a single bomb.

 

Contributors;

Dan Cundy - USA - Double Bass

Lucy Woodhouse - Soviet Union - Piano

Marion Andrau - France - Drums

Terry Edwards - UK - Tenor saxophone

Graham Brittain - China - Acoustic guitar

Tom Savage - Pakistan - Harmonica

Anne-Marie Watson - India - Shaker

Sarita Jepps - North Korea - Triangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red, Grey, Black and All clear (2013) is a collation of different warning sirens that would have been used to inform the public that a nuclear attack was imminent in the 1960s.

Red - Attack imminent.

Grey - Fallout expected in an hour's time.

Black - Danger of fallout is imminent.

All clear - No further danger of an attack or fallout.

NB Grey was eliminated after 1968. Maroon flares or a gong may also have been used to indicate the black warning.

 

 

 

Sky Monster

Original score by Hallam Fulcher

5:16

2016

For Sky Monster, Harris trawled through outtakes of the US government’s archive footage of two Nuclear tests from 1946 -Able and Baker.
Sweeping empty skies dissipate into a frenetic attempt to document the moment of this cataclysmic enquiry.

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