Friday,
April
13
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

BLAST RADIUS


"BLAST RADIUS" is No. 4 in a series of data humanization performances.

Artist's statement:

At around 7:30 p.m. on April 13, 2017, the U.S. government dropped the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb near the Moman Dara Village in the Asadkhel area in the Achin district of Nagarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. Nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs," the weapon is the largest non-nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal, with a blast radius (the area in which serious effects to people and structures can be felt) of a mile.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. PST on April 13, 2018, the anniversary of this event, I will walk an interior ring of the blast radius of this bomb. This walk seeks to memorialize the civilians who have been killed, the villages being terrrorized, the populations in migration, and the lands being scarred as a result of the endless wars being carried out in our names.