Cumbrian Alchemy

Williams, Robert and McGovern Wilson, Brian (2016) Cumbrian Alchemy. In: Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations, 15-17 September 2014, Verdun, France.

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A Cumbrian Alchemy installation was exhibited 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 (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations
Publisher: NEA-OECD
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Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
Depositing User: Robert Williams
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 05:31


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