Matthew John Barber
The Sellafield nuclear complex is situated on the coast of Cumbria in northwest Britain. Between 1950 and 2000 there were 21 recorded incidents involving off-site radiological releases into the surrounding environment. The Lake District is an area of astounding natural beauty in North West England. Recently the area was designated as a potential location for an underground facility for the disposal of nuclear waste. Analogue cameras, materials and processes are combined with digital technologies to create a hybrid process enabling the involvement of the environment as a creative tool. Samples taken from both areas are used to manipulate the images by exposing the unprocessed film to the samples. This collaboration with the environment allows the spirit of the place to leave its own individual mark.
Matthew John Barber • Samantha Brandolani • Sophie Cookson • Lucie Crewdson • Eleanor Cusdin • Kelli Foley • Natasha Foley • Anna Heaton • Ashlea Smyth • Renata Stonyte • Alice Thompson • Julia Tucker • Paul Walker • Becky Wren •