nuclear metronome

Nuclear Explosions “1945-1998”. by Isao Hashimoto

2,053 nuclear explosions occurred between 1945-1998 in US, USSR/Russia, France, UK, China, India and Pakistan territory. (North Korea excluded)

Data visualized by Isao Hashimoto in 2003. One month is scaled down to one second. A year becomes 12 beats. Each national explosion acquires a determined tone. Time becomes the tempo, and nuclear tests its metronome. Between attraction and aversion, one watches both years and explosions passing by; the Pacific, empty grasslands, vacant deserts and the vast underground experiencing a weaponized world. Holes on the ground may remain the only trace of a former existing terrain.

thanks, miguel!


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