➔ How I learned to stop worrying (1945-2016), Kirsty Harris, 2016 Oct 21 - 2017 Jan 22

How I learned to stop worrying (1945-2016), Kirsty Harris, 2016 Oct 21 - 2017 Jan 22

Type: Exhibition

Information

Type

exhibition

Category

Programme ➔ Main Programme ➔ Thomas Street Programme (2003-)

Date(s)

2016 Oct 21 (is beginning date)
2017 Jan 22 (has end date)

History

Exhibition by Yorkshire born artist, Kirsty Harris, looking at the notion of nuclear explosions as cultural, historical and aesthetic objects. The audio work, which derived its name from the 1964 satirical film Dr Strangelove,presented a musical account of every officially recorded nuclear explosion using eight instruments to represent each of the countries that participated (including China). Cyanotypes accompanied the soundscape to correspond to the yield of China's first atomic text in 1964. Silverpoint drawings on wooden blocks explored the fleeting moments of history.

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Related People and Organisations

Harris, Kirsty, artist (Is or was participant in)
esea contemporary (1987-) (is or was host of)

Related Places

Manchester (is or was location of)