The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age, 2012

The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age (2009 – 2012) is one of the more extensive of Rapoport’s web art projects. It is an update of the computer printout drawing Horizontal Cobalt (1977), created in collaboration with the Nuclear Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. 

Sonya Rapoport, “The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age: Diversion”, 2012. Digital collage.

The work includes a series of collages that juxtapose photographs of Rapoport’s family members, images of Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art paintings, and translations into Russian of terms related to nuclear armaments.

This piece culminated in an interactive performance presented during the exhibition ZERO1 – The Artist Is Elsewhere at the Performance Art Institute in San Francisco in 2012.


View the work and read more on Sonya Rapoport’s ArtBlog