Radioactive Boglach

Lax, A (2019) Radioactive Boglach. New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK, 30 March - 2 June 2019.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Lax, A
Abstract: In the summer of 2017 Aimee Lax took part in a residency at Cove Park, Scotland, overlooking Loch Long. She was immediately struck by the soil, peaty rich-brown and shimmering with metallic-looking healthy bacteria. The fungus and lichen bright green and orange, as a result of the clean air. But literally lurking around the corner, buried deep in the hill side, reside our nation’s warheads… This led her to follow a fictional line of enquiry, a ‘what if?’ scenario. What if any of the radiation should leak, what kind of organisms might result after decades of undetected toxic seepage? Some results of her thoughts are seen here, as samples of Radioactive Boglach. Prolonged radiation results in peculiar changes to DNA resulting in forms that have a different order, recognisable but alien forms. Beauty lurks but these are potentially terrifying possibilities realised through sculpture.
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Date: 30 March 2019
Event Location: New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK
Additional Locations: Mission Gallery, Swansea, UK

This was a touring exhibition.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 15:07
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