Nuclear Winter

Interactive Installation & Performance

This collaborative expansion of the earlier work, Cloud of Whiteness, includes similar materials and processes. Mechanisms of control prolong the dominance of “whiteness” in the installation space. Whiteness presents itself here in white painted bricks, theatrical snow, and the light-skinned bodies able to move about the space unimpeded. Whiteness is measured by processing digital surveillance images using custom software; it is maintained through a protectionist system of linear logic and physical computing.

Print works by Angela Davis Fegan are installed as serial public texts. Gregory King engages dance as a social text and performs rituals of lived experience within the hostile space. Megan Young developed the interactive installation and installed with support from Ammerman Center gallery assistants, using original software to activate fans within soft sculptures.


  • Cummings Arts Center Gallery

Photo Credits /

  • Angela Davis Fegan
  • Leo Selvaggio