PRINT May 2007


LISI RASKIN ONCE SPENT AN ENTIRE MONTH looking for nuclear submarines. The New York–based artist was on a residency in 2005 at Cove Park in Scotland, which overlooks a Trident submarine docking base at Loch Long. While she never caught a glimpse of one of these billion-dollar machines slithering through the water, her attempt was in perfect keeping with her ongoing investigations into the effects of nuclear culture on the landscape. The installation that resulted from Raskin’s month-long vigil, (Remote Location) Observation Station, 2005, at Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery, featured a video in which she playfully became the submarine she longed to witness: She holds a cardboard cutout of a submarine against her side as she crawls back and forth in front of a pond; like a kid staging battle scenes in the bathtub, she makes beeping sounds to simulate the sub’s mechanical noises. The video

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