Quick and Easy: 116 Steps to Survive the Nuclear Apocalypse
STRIDE +15 WINDOW
205 8 AVE SE
August 21 – October 15, 2018
Thursday, September 20 @ 6-7PM
Refreshments to follow at the Palomino
Quick and Easy: 116 Steps to Survive the Nuclear Apocalypse explores the system of safety reflected in a series of found pamphlets, distributed in the 1960’s by the Canadian government with information about how to survive the nuclear war. This installation adopts the language of inappropriate optimism found within the pamphlets and presents the quantity of materials, totalling 116, which are required to build and stock a fallout shelter in case of a nuclear attack. The installation questions the nature of this type of safety information and its functionality both in its original context, and in the current political climate.
ALICE SCHOENBERG is a queer identifying, interdisciplinary artist and current undergraduate at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her performance, video and installation work is targeted towards creating a dialogue based on theories of social epistemology, specifically in the exploration of the nature of social truths and their circulation.
Stride Gallery gratefully acknowledge that we stand on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.