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An installation by Terry Berlier at the SFAC Storefront Installation Site at 155 Grove Street
Exhibition Dates: July 15 - August 27, 2011
Artist Reception: Friday, July 15, 2011 7-9 pm SFAC Main Gallery

Partially as a response to the recent nuclear plant catastrophe in Japan and in consideration of the United States massive storage of over 65,000 metric tons of nuclear waste Berlier created a site-specific installation that uses visual elements drawn from found web accessed photographs of spent nuclear storage facilities.

The installation is not meant to be a literal representation of this imagery but rather a gestural interpretation of the confluence of “open secrets”, the cycles of man-made dependency and incapacity to fathom the time that is calculated when considering the storage of nuclear waste. The sculptural elements, including a standard household light bulb that performs on a suspended kinetic loop, act as a silent reminder of the cyclical nature of energy consumption, waste and invention.

Added by sfac gallery on July 8, 2011

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