“The Nevada Test Sites”
Kim Stringfellow, project director of the Mojave Project, will present her research into the history of the Nevada Test Site where 100 atmospheric atomic weaponry tests were conducted from 1951 to 1958 and another 921 underground tests continued into the 1990s. Radioactive fallout from the U.S. governments atomic test program has created an ongoing legacy of death and chronic illness that continues to this day.
Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer, and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, California. She is a professor at San Diego State University’s School of Art + Design. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Claremont Graduate University awarded her an honorary doctoral degree in 2018. For the past twenty years, Stringfellow’s creative practice has focused on the human-driven transformation of some of the American West’s most iconic arid regions through multi-year, research-based projects merging cultural geography, public practice, and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. She has received multiple grants from the California Humanities. Acting as project director for The Mojave Project, she received the prestigious California Documentary Project (CDP) Production Grant for New Media in 2015 and a CDP Research and Development Grant in 2014. Stringfellow is a co-editor for ARID: A Journal of Desert, Art and Ecology and a regular contributor for KCET Artbound. Stringfellow was featured in KCET’s LOST LA “Desert Fantasy” hosted by Nathan Masters released in October 2018.
Join Kim Stringfellow at the Old Schoolhouse for this in-person lecture series at the 29 Palms Historical Society, 6760 National Park Drive, on Friday, January 14 at 7 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.
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