Artifacts from the desert &The Impossible Search for the Atomic Device
When in the mid 1940's the military began testing the atomic bomb in remote desert locations of the Southwest, the Salton Sea became an ideal test site. It is said that the design of the Atomic Bomb that eventually landed in Japan was first tested at The Salton Sea Test Base. Sandia, the corporation that eventually took over the facility, states that the test conducted near the Salton Sea did not contain any nuclear chemicals. This project explores the relationship between that statement, the possible lasting psychological effects of an empty bomb and how they relate to the desert landscape.