Demonstrable Progress, a new project by Brian Duggan, with composer David Bremner, UCD Parity Studios - College of Science Artists in Residence and UCD Ad Astra Academy Performing Arts Scholars.
This Project will premier with a live performance Piano Four Hands on Thursday the 15th of February 2018 in The Atrium (4th floor) UCD O’Brien Centre for Science,
18:00. SHARP, there will only be one performance on the evening.
Event reception opens 17:30. all welcome.
Climate Simulator by Meabhbh O'Connor will also open on this evening.
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Callder hall at Sellafield is a nuclear processing complex on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England. For several years it has been undergoing a transformation from processing to decommissioning. Since it was built in 1956 highly radioactive waste was put into storage cooling ponds on site. Constantly circulating water kept the waste cool, but also created hundreds of cubic metres of sludge from the corrosion of the metal cladding surrounding the fuel rods. Over time different companies ran this nuclear power station and it changed hands as it changed its mission, although always under a national ownership. As a result, the exact contents of these ponds are unclear after all this time.
As much of this site is now classed as nuclear waste, it is too dangerous for humans to work in. This has resulted in a surprising variety of robots that are now employed to open up, empty and clean the various spaces that are still difficult to access. This new project explores these ponds with original footage from the tanks and a newly commissioned musical score specifically written for this film by David Bremner on piano four hands.
In partnership with the Art and Science residency in Parity Studios in the college of Physics UCD and the Ad Astra Academy of performing arts and the UCD Symphony Orchestra and School of Music.
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