Thresholds: gateways to the nuclear imagination

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    Abstract

    This photo essay summarises some investigations into the imagery and architectures of British nuclear research, in particular the fast reactor programme. I am interested in the interaction of the ‘nuclear imaginary’ and the actual sites in which the experimentation took place. I consider the ‘nuclear imaginary’ as a constellation of anxieties, optimisms, technocratic and patriotic emotions and motivations, which leaves traces in factual material, the cinema and fiction of the time, and in propaganda and public discourse. I explore the uses and potentials of visual epistemologies in the understanding of restricted sites, and the use of simultaneity in interrogating archive material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-264
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Contemporary Archaeology
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2015

    Keywords

    • Art
    • Art and society
    • Archaeology
    • Methodologies
    • Videoart
    • Photography, Installation, Sculpture, Painting.
    • Art & science

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