Lawrence Livermore Conversion Plans gives gallery visitors a chance to re-envision the purpose of Lawrence Livermore National Lab, a nuclear weapons lab in the Bay Area. I drew maps of the Lab using aerial photos from California Spatial Information Library (see photo below) and then created silkscreens to print a 3 color map of the lab. The prints were distributed by myself and the gallery to the general public, activists from Tri-Valley Cares, artists, attorneys, organizers, authors, etc. Additional prints were set up on tables at the show for visitors to draw their vision of how to use the Lab’s land and budget resources in a post-disarmament future.
Above the proposals was a hand drawn, 38 foot long time line of nuclear activity spanning from the year 1929 to 2020, the future events charting one possible path to world nuclear disarmament. You can view a typed version in two parts: Part 1 | Part 2.
The opening was held on the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the eve of the Seeds of Change Rally and march to the Lab, sponsored by Tri-Valley Cares.
Take action to stop the US Department of Energy (DOE) from expanding plutonium activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Opening reception Friday August 5th, 7pm-10pm. Steve Lambert and Justin Artifice at 21 Grand’s new space, 416 25th St. in Oakland. The show will be up from July 22nd through Sunday August 14th.