Atomic Suite

Atomic Suite


installation: photographic grid (72), works on paper (32), photographic diptychs, video projection

Atomic Suite encompasses a series of works that examine atomic history, industry and culture, focusing on detritus and trace as evidence of activity at WWII Wendover Airfield, Utah. The works includes large-scale video projection, a photographic installation and works on paper.

During artist residencies in 2010-11 at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Wendover, Utah, Kavanagh responded to the environment by engaging with locals, touring the region, and documenting key features and activities – including combat training exercises at Wendover Airfield, ordnance disposal at the Utah Test and Training Range, and iconic land art such as Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels. Through the course of the residency period, she compiled an extensive photographic and video archive while tracking her own movements each day.