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V&A 1 Feb - 4 November 2020
Laboratory for Variable Risk Perception, Ele Carpenter, 2012 - 2020.
Domestic uranium glassware, radon monitor.
In partnership with Aimee Lax, Ceramics Artist in Residence, V&A South Kensington.
Following the media interest in the political impact of Gabriella Hirst's artwork 'An English Garden'*, an iteration of her 'How to Make a Bomb' rose project, I would like to offer some reflections on the aesthetics and politics of the work and its withdrawal.
In March/April 2020 the Nuclear Culture Research Group email list discussed some comparisons between the politics and aesthetics of radiation and the Covid-19 pandemic. The following notes draw on some of this discussion, but bring it up-to-date in terms of asymetrical effects.