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Lorraine Oades, Ryan Clayton

Lorraine Oades, Ryan Clayton


Manhattan Project Revisited



Lorraine Oades is an accomplished artist and educator whose research and artistic practice are grounded in notions of commemoration. Her installations engage with archival materials, exploring imagination's life-giving and critically constructive forces.
Ryan Clayton is an interdisciplinary visual artist in Winnipeg, specializing in digital mediums. He uses technology to reshape himself and his environment, merging traditional and cutting-edge artistry.

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Manhattan Project Revisited

Video HD, sound

Manhattan Project Revisited is a digital reconstruction of The Manhattan Project, where the first atomic bomb was created. Recreating structures from its three main sites: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Hanford, Washington, this work blends fact and fiction to evoke an emotive experience, reminding us that the existential threat of nuclear war is still a present danger. Transporting viewers into the architecture of the 1940s, it commemorates the many thousands of lives lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945. Original soundtrack by Philippe Lauzier.

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