NETTIE HORN is very pleased to now represent
Nuclear Dust #3
Black and white photograph
190 x 150 cm
Bettina Samson set out to recreate the chance situation leading Henri Becquerel’s discovery of radioactivity in 1896,
when he found that uranium left an imprint on photographic plates without the need for any light input.
Working in total darkness, Samson exposed sheet film to the radiation of pitchblende, a form of uranium ore,
and obtained near-immaterial images which, enlarged, suggest some kind of astronomical phenomenon. Read more...