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With a foreword by ex Prime-Minister David Lange and an in-depth
essay from curator Sophie Jerram, Bombs Away the catalogue accompanies
and expands on the questions and notions raised by Bombs
Away - the exhibition.
As she explains in her introduction, Wellington
based curator Sophie Jerram came across five Government Atomic Testing
films when visiting the Centre for Land Use Information in Los Angeles
in 1998. The five films later became the source material for the
Bombs Away exhibition, in which five New Zealand artists working
across a range of disciplines were invited to create works in response
to the films.
The catalogue documents the artworks produced for
Bombs Away and also includes stills from the testing films, which
were screened during the exhibition. With the support of the Peace
and Disarmament Education Trust, the catalogue was launched at a
public forum on 20th June 2002, featuring guest speakers Dr Kate
Dewes (Christchurch Peace Foundation), Commander
Robert Green (ex-British Navy) and environmental reporter Veronica
Meduna. The forum, Constructing Defence: The Relationship
between public opinion and nuclear ideology in New Zealand
and the exhibition itself coincided with the 15 year anniversary
of legislation being passed to make New Zealand a nuclear-free country
(Nuclear-Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act 1987, was passed
on 8 June).
The catalogue was distributed free to all high schools in the Christchurch
region, for use within the art and social studies departments.
It is available from The Physics Room at $10 a copy.
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