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Art of Memory

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Summary
This approximately four-minute-long segment of Vasulka's longer work by the same title opens with a man photographing an angelic figure. Historic footage of violent world events is superimposed onto the backdrop of a large canyon. Robert Oppenheimer's words regarding his participation in the development of the atomic bomb are spoken. The work employs electronic effects to distort and enhance the images.
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Atomic bomb
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