The Nuclear Roadshow, Shetland, 1990

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A Projects UK Live Art Commission, The Nuclear Roadshow was a collaborative project with Susan Timmins sited twenty four photographs alongside sculptures embedded in abandoned houses in six locations around Shetland for one month.  The work addressed issues related to the threat to the environment from the nuclear industry, specifically the burial of nuclear waste at Dounreay. 

 

We identified the empty buildings through local radio interviews, telephone conversations, personal visits, newspaper articles and word of mouth alongside two thousand miles driving around the islands.  We made the work in Shetland with open workshops for members of the public.  After installing the work we scheduled times to be present at each site in order to talk with the public throughout the month of August, 1990.
 

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