|THE BOMB PROJECT is a comprehensive on-line compendium of nuclear-related links, imagery and documentation. Conceived and created by Joy Garnett and launched in the Spring of 2000, it drew upon her image research for a series of paintings.
It gathers together and recontextualizes links to nuclear image archives (still and moving), historical documents, current news, NGOs and activist organizations as well as government labs and arms treaties. It makes accessible the declassified files and graphic documentation produced by the nuclear industry itself, providing a context for comparative study, analysis and creative uses.
The Bomb Project is included in the survey Internet Art, by Rachel Greene (Thames & Hudson, 2004).
|DOMINIC SUNSET (2003) is a dual channel DVD installation by Joy Garnett that utilizes found footage of US government nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War. Named after a test detonated in the Central Pacific on July 10, 1962, Dominic Sunset explores our fetishization of the bomb and government secrecy as a form of mediation. Music by Ben Neill. Produced by Bill Jones for First Pulse Projects.
Dominic Sunset has been included in the following exhibitions: Atomic Afterimage (October-November 2008) at Boston University Art Gallery [images + installation shots]; Without Fear or Reproach at the Witte Zaal, Ghent (2003) [installation views], Pulse of America at Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (2004) in Belgium;, and in Terrorvision at Exit Art, NYC (2004). It was a finalist in the 2006 Drunken Boat Panliterary Awards.
Watch it in Quicktime.