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.
- Art and society
- Photography, Installation, Sculpture, Painting.
- Art & science