Critical Mass 1989-93

These images were created in conjunction with the collaborative photo/text/video installation CRITICAL MASS by Meridel Rubenstein and Ellen Zweig, with technical assistance from Steina and Woody Vasulka. CRITICAL MASS takes as its subject the worlds of scientists and Native Americans as they intersected at the home of Edith Warner during the making of the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico 1942-46. Works combine 18×23” palladium prints, steel mounts, texts, performance, and video. DETAILS OF THE BIG SHELL INSTALLATION (PDF)

VIDEO “IF ARCHIMEDES” from ARCHIMEDES CHAMBER installation 12 x 12 feet. Text and Sound by Ellen Zweig, Photoworks by Meridel Rubenstein, Video by MR, EZ and the Vasulkas. 4 channel video work, inner chamber 9 x 9 feet with one channel projection on floor:

Video from THE MEETING. Projected in the center section. Edith braiding hair.