A Proposal for Nuclear Guardianship
Once collected, the radiation data is processed and used to select and recombine phrases from of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. This transformation of data will be manifested in a multi-media environment that participants experience as they move through the installation.
This synthesis of radiation data with the power of Milton’s metaphorical imagery and the participant’s own invisible contribution creates a haunting timescape of radiation. The resulting experience is designed to provoke an increased awareness of the presence and dangers of radioactive contamination and the need for the responsible care of nuclear waste materials.
¬© 2010, M. Kahrl, A. Davidson, K. Sullivan.
link to article:
Kathleen Sullivan and Marguerite Kahrl, “Fukushima: Monitoring the Invisible,” Truthout, April 26, 2011.