“For Science” is a performance installation that comments on the misuse of ionized radiation in the 1930’s-60’s. The piece exhibits projected found footage of 1940’s nuclear testing clouds juxtaposed with 1950’s television commercials; to draw upon emotive themes of America in the dawn of the nuclear age.
The work was created after the death of the artist’s grandmother who suffered from a lifetime of physical ailments due to over exposure to radiation cancer treatment in the 1960’s. The work focuses mainly on 1940’s post-war idealism in conjunction with medicine, military and consumption.
The artist explored image processing techniques to project her own image in a choreographed sequence timed with bright flashing lights, giving an impression of exposing the body to light radiation.