Emptyset film on decommissioned nuclear power station at Tate Britain

Next month Emptyset (James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas) screen a film installation at the Tate Britain, of sound and video recorded in decommissioned nuclear power station Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia, using the resonances of the building's interiors.

Trawsfynydd, designed by the architect Basil Spence, was operational betwen 1965 and 1991. It's now in the lengthy process of being decommissioned, meaning staff are still on site but are essentially overseeing the caretaking of the building before it moves into the next phase of shut down in 2016 (a full timeline for the decommissioning of the power station is here).

The night is part of the Late at Tate series Performing Architecture, and will also include a discussion with Ginzburg and Purgas, hosted by the Architecture Foundation's Justin Jaeckle. London Tate Britain, 1 February, 6–10pm, free. More details here.

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