The (Temporary) Gadget

Artist: Guo Cheng
installation | Arduino, custom circuit, Geiger Muller tube, aluminum, carbon fiber tube, cement brick | 1900x150x1500mm | 2018

After the conduction of Trinity Test that marks the proposed starting point of Anthropocene, the background radiation in the atmosphere reaches the peak within half-century due to thousands of overground nuclear tests. As the attenuation of radiation is happening, the background radiation intensity will decrease by the exponential curve. The (temporary) Gadget consists of various materials and ready-made circuit boards as well as other modular. The Geiger Muller tube at the end of the pole detects the radiation level in the atmosphere. It will keep shaking while receiving the radiation ions until the background radiation intensity decay to the level before the Anthropocene, only if that could ever happen. *The first nuclear bomb in the history used in Trinity Test is named "The Gadget" *Photos by Daxu Cao and Cheng Guo


Canton Gallery@2018 West Bund Art & Design | 2018.11.08 - 2018.11.11 | West Bund Art Center(Shanghai, China)
FREE PANORAMA - 2019 Shenzhen New Media Art Festival | 2019.04.20 - 2019.06.16 | Pingshan Cultural Center Exhibition Gallery(Shen zhen, China)