Visual Culture Seminar
Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Visual Culture at Caltech, elin o'Hara slavick will present her works in progress, made during her residency. Utilizing negatives and transparencies from the Caltech Archives of nuclear tests, cloud chambers, wind tunnels, men and machines, balloons over India and Drosophila, slavick makes haunting black and white silver gelatin prints in an old darkroom in the basement of the Keith Spalding Building. Abandoned for years, slavick cleaned and organized it to make it functional. She is also working on a book from the archival materials, Dark Archive, and a sculpture that will be 3D printed at JPL, and cyanotypes of archival objects. For decades, slavick's work has focused on war, the military industrial complex, nuclear weapons and power, cartography, photography and how the production of images and the production of destructive technology are intertwined.
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About the Visual Culture Program
The Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and based in Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, the program features undergraduate course offerings, guest lecturers, and other programming to foster conversations between humanists and scientists.