Cumbrian alchemy (2012-2014) [installation]

Williams, Robert ORCID logo ORCID: and McGovern Wilson, Brian (2015) Cumbrian alchemy (2012-2014) [installation]. In: Constructing Memory: an International Conference and Debate on the Preservation of Records, Knowledge and Memory (RK&M) of Radioactive Waste across Generations, 15-17 September 2014, Centre Mondial de la Paix, Verdun, France.

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A Cumbrian Alchemy installation was displayed in an exhibition in the dining marquee at this international conference and debate on the preservation of records, knowledge and memory of radioactive waste across generations. The Cumbrian Alchemy project explores issues emerging from an enquiry into convergent relationships among nuclear and other energy industries, archaeological monuments, oral traditions and landscapes of the North Lancashire and Cumbrian region in the northwest of England, a region characterised by richness in all these areas. Topically, it focuses on ideas of “places of power”, issues and discourse associated with hazardous industrial sites, long-term nuclear repositories, matters of “deep-time” with respect to the recording and remembering of these repositories, language preservation and stewardship of the land. The work includes photographs, drawings, sculptures, material assemblages and film, and forms an interconnected network of possible readings and meanings to promote further insight, speculation, discourse and debate on RK&M.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Journal / Publication Title: Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations: Proceedings of the International Conference and Debate 15-17 September 2014 Verdun, France
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
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Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Depositing User: Robert Williams
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 13:30


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