On the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival, Smriti Keshari (“Food Chains”) and Eric Schlosser (author of “Fast Food Nation” and “Command and Control”) will premiere their new multimedia installation “the bomb,” which will immerse the audience in the strange, unsettling world of nuclear weapons. Keshari and Schlosser will place the audience in a performance space completely surrounded by massive floor to ceiling screens, which will project a 55-minute film co-directed and edited by Kevin Ford (“Three Days”). The installation, staged by London art and design studio United Visual Artists, will also feature a live performance from The Acid, who composed the original score for the film.
The installation aims to provide insight into the constant threat of nuclear weapons to a generation of people born after or near the tail end of the Cold War. As Schlosser says, “There are more than 15,000 of these weapons in the world right now, buried underground and out of sight. The danger never went away; the awareness of it did. We hope ‘the bomb’ will introduce a new generation to the threat posed by nuclear weapons – a threat as urgent and existential as the one posed by climate change, but which gets little if any attention.”
“the bomb” will be performed on April 23rd and 24th at Gotham Hall with shows at 7pm and 10pm each night. On the 23rd, Keshari, Schlosser, artistic director Stanley Donwood and Oscar-winning actor and non-proliferation advocate Michael Douglas will conduct a talk at 5pm about the unspoken danger of nuclear weapons. Tickets are available here.
Watch the trailer for “the bomb” above.