Proton, Unity, Energy, Blizzard

Wilson, Jane and Louise
'Proton, Unity, Energy, Blizzard', 2000 is based on a journey the artists made in August 2000 to the Russian Cosodrome at Baikconur in Kazakstan. The film concentrates on the three main launch sites that belong to the Russian Space Agency, and the Russian Military. The first site is for Proton Rockets, the second for all the manned space missions Soyuz Rockets, or Unity in English, and the final site is an abandoned site that was formerly used to launch the rocket. Energia or Energy and the Russian Space Shuttle Buran or Blizzard. Filming also took place in a Kazak religious site close to the Cosmodrome.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 6 minutes 50seconds
  • Edition: 3 of 4
  • Material description: four screen video installation
  • Credit line: © the artists. Co-owned by Arts Council Collection, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures and facilitated and supported by the Contemporary Art Society. Commissioned by The Bohen Foundation, New York
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  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC35/2010



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