Lorraine Oades and Ryan Clayton
Manhattan Project Revisited is a digital reconstruction of The Manhattan Project, where the first atomic bomb was created during the Second World War. This artwork recreates critical structures from its three main sites: Los Alamos - New Mexico, Oak Ridge - Tennessee, and Hanford - Washington. Manhattan Project Revisited poetically blends fact and fiction to create an emotive experience that reminds us the existential threat of nuclear war is still a real and present danger. Transporting viewers back to the architecture of the 1940s, this work commemorates the many thousands of lives lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945, when “a new and most cruel bomb” was unleashed upon humanity.
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