Stella Brennan

Object Permanence (2018)

6 min 20 sec (excerpt) of 12 min 54 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

An interrogation of the concept of permanence in energies and objects, from nuclear radiation to art history.

In part one of these three excerpts, Brennan addresses nuclear accidents in Chernobyl (Russia) and Fukushima (Japan).

In part two she details an abandoned plan to build a nuclear power station by the Kaipara harbour (New Zealand).

In part three she discusses a 1980 artwork by American artist Richard Long, who walked from from a water wheel to a nuclear power plant, a performance of which Brennan can find no documentation.

On the soundtrack we hear the sound of a geiger counter (parts one and two), and in part three we hear the sound of evening insects.

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