Video 1 (audio)
7:12:23 minutes
Composed of two different shots of a nuclear test referred to as "Dominic Sunset" detonated in the Central Pacific July 10, 1962. 
Music is by Ben Neill. To be projected in large format.

- DVD player
- Projector
- Sound system

Video 2
7:13:07 minutes

Remixes the machinery and human industry behind The Bomb.
To be shown on a monitor placed on floor near the video 1 projection.

- DVD player
- Small monitor

Declassified film footage was obtained  from the
US Department of Energy's Historic Films Preservation Archive, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
First Pulse Projects             |                   The Bomb Project
Joy Garnett (2003). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License

Support for this project was provided in part by
The Manhattan Community Arts Fund / New York Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Dominic Sunset
by Joy Garnett
(2003 - 2005)

2-channel DVD installation
or single-channel split-screen
Music by
Ben Neill
Produced by
Bill Jones

Dominic Sunset is a dual channel DVD installation about nuclear weapons testing and the apocalyptic sublime landscape. Both videos are remixes of declassified footage of nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the Nevada desert and the Pacific arena during the Cold War.
The New York Times
Sampling Degrees of Terror, From Al Qaeda to Cancer, by Grace Glueck.

Village Voice
, May 7, 2004:
Getting Personal, Political, and very Idiosyncratic at Exit Art, by Jane Harris.

New York Magazine
, May 3, 2004:
Artists exercise their first amendment rights, by Karen Rosenberg:

An open call for works defining "terror" yielded more than 650 proposals; the final cut includes Joy Garnett's video installation featuring declassified footage of nuclear weapons tests and Babara Broughel's cigar box filled with miniature replicas of Soviet missiles.
Exit Art, 475 Tenth Ave.; 212-966-7745. 5/1-7/31

2-channel installations:
Without Fear or Reproach curated by Jerome Jacobs,
Witte Zaal Art Space in Ghent, Belgium, November 2003
Pulse of America,
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium, January 2004
The Puffin Foundation, NJ, January 2004

Simnuke, Rx Gallery, San Francisco,  July-August 2005, an exhibition in comemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Atomic bomb.

Final cut for the
Drunken Boat Panliterary Video Award; available as streaming video on their site in 2006.
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