Different Country

2011 Solo Exhibition / Like the Spice Gallery / New York City


The atom bomb represents the ultimate success of theoretical science, one that catapulted it from being about unknown chemists laboring in obscure laboratories to it being the measure of global domination. But it also marks an ultimate moral failure of science, as many of the bomb's inventors themselves acknowledged. And the fact that my own family history is tied up with that story—that I grew up in its shadow and that my dad, and my friends' dads, did work they weren't allowed to talk about—speaks to a dark center that I still find fascinating.

— EL, 2011 

 

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