Coral Memory Expanding

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Photo negatives of the marine coral forest of the Bikini Atoll and blank black and white negatives are double exposed to radioactive samples. The exposure to the radioactivity leaves white traces on the negative. Thus the invisible radioactivity of the location presents itself by becoming visible in the photo. The work addresses notions of bioaccumulation of radioactive material stemming from the Cold War nuclear tests at the Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. Moreover, it sheds an uncanny light on the phenomenon of global coral bleaching and dissolving which is the result of the acidification of the oceans.



#PINGPONGBASEL#Basel#2019#autoradiography#radioactivity#pacific#oceanacidification#coralbleaching#bioaccumulation#bikini atoll#mururoa atoll#nuclear exclusion zone#nuclear tests





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