Not for the Squeamish

For your next art project on nuclear war, head to The Bomb Project where artist Joy Garnett has gathered together related images (still and moving), information and links as a resource for artists. The availability of online material struck Garnett as she researched an earlier project (painting pictures of nuclear explosions), and the resulting site provides a frightening and visual testament to the nuclear phenomenon. From stunning 'sunsets' to reading lists, exposes of radiation leaks, links to visual arts projects and up-to-the-minute news feeds, this is a rich resource. The data, debris and aesthetics of the nuclear arms race considered in an art context points at issues of information decentralization, and certainly serves as a reality check to any overly idyllic or politically disengaged artists. - Helen Varley Jamieson