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A Strange Game (the only winning move is not to play)

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A Strange Game (the only winning move is not to play) Sculpture

Keith Francis

United States

Sculpture, Digital on Wood

Size: 56 W x 80 H x 29 D in

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A Strange Game (2019) is a conceptual, multi-layered, artwork exploring the idea and use of nuclear weapons. Some or all of the Earth would be made uninhabitable by a nuclear war in the future. In 1947 the Doomsday Clock was created by scientist who had participated in the Manhattan Project, the research and development that produced the first nuclear weapon during World War II. The Doomsday Clock represents the likelihood of a man-made nuclear catastrophe. In a 1980 United Nations report General and Complete Disarmament: Comprehensive Study on Nuclear Weapons: Report of the Secretary-General, it was estimated that there were a total of about 40,000 nuclear warheads in existence at that time, with a potential combined explosive yield of approximately 13,000 megatons. The 2019 estimated number of nuclear warheads is 13,890 (1). A majority of scientist agree that a nuclear war is "unwinnable" and would lead to the extinction of the human species. Featured on a plasma screen is the video "Getting Ready!" (2016) by Keith Francis and the 1955 Edward R. Murrow interview of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. (1) Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda, Status of World Nuclear Forces, Federation of American Scientist, May 2019. https://fas.org/issues/nuclear-weapons/status-world-nuclear-forces/

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Sculpture:Digital on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:56 W x 80 H x 29 D in

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Keith Francis is an educator, mixed media, multimedia artist and sculptor. Keith’s work examines contemporary, social, political and environmental issues. Through extensive research, a high degree of refinement, and a varied use of materials, the final results are thought provoking and meticulously constructed.

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