Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Criticality Facility

Oct 01, 2019 - Vincent Bezuidenhout

The image for my last post was taken in the remains of what was the criticality facility, used for conducting experiments to attain a crucial balance where each fission event releases a sufficient number of neutrons to sustain an ongoing series of reactions. I view the series Fail Deadly not just as examining this little known part of South African history, but also as a reflection on how the history of spaces is also the history of powers, and that this history, notwithstanding the failure of apartheid, have had a lasting effect on our moral as well as physical landscape.