Monday 20 June 2011

‘Atom Town’ Reading At Arts Catalyst

On the evening of Thursday June 23, I will be presenting a short reading at the new Arts Catalyst studio on the Clerkenwell Road as part of a public preview screening of Gair Dunlop’s remarkable short film Atom Town, about life in the shadow of the Dounreay reactors. There will also be a performance of suitably retro-futurist electronic tonalities specially created for the occasion by Erstlaub. As arranged with Gair, my reading will cover the irradiated rise of the American suburbs in the years immediately after World War II and is based around writings leading up to, and including, Welcome to Mars. A PDF of the Atom Town catalogue, containing my essay ‘Temporary Storage: Notes on the Dounreay Fast Reactor, Citadel of the Future’, is available to download by clicking here.

The screening takes place at 7pm on Thursday 23rd June at Arts Catalyst, 50-54 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PS. I hope to see some of you there.

Pictured above: Images from Gair Dunlop’s photostream on Flickr, including a couple of production stills from Atom Town. To view some short clips from the film itself, please click here.

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