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The Toxic Camera

The Toxic Camera is a short film by British artists and Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson that reflects on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Inspired by the story of filmmaker Vladmir Shevcheko, who died a few months after making Chernobyl: A Chronicle of Difficult Weeks, and his highly radioactive camera, The Toxic Camera interconnects the stories of survivors, 25 years later, to explores the vulnerable nature of the landscape and the human body.


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The Toxic Camera

Jane and Louise Wilson
2012

The Toxic Camera is a short film by British artists and Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson that reflects on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Inspired by the story of filmmaker Vladmir Shevcheko, who died a few months after making Chernobyl: A Chronicle of Difficult Weeks, and his highly radioactive camera, The Toxic Camera interconnects the stories of survivors, 25 years later, to explores the vulnerable nature of the landscape and the human body.

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  • Credits

    The Toxic Camera was created by Jane and Louise Wilson in 2012. Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions. Co-produced by Forma and FLAMIN Productions. Supported through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and Arts Council England.

  • 2014

    Tate Britain, London, UK

  • 2013

    New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław, Poland
    International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
    International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 2012

    Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

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Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012 (still)

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Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012 (still)

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Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012 (still)

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Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012 (still)

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Jane and Louise Wilson were born in Newcastle and studied respectively at Newcastle Polytechnic and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee before undertaking an MA at Goldsmiths College of Art, London. They began working together in 1989 and since then have exhibited at major galleries internationally. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999. Jane and Louise Wilson are represented by 303 Gallery, New York and Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid. 

Press


Post-atrocity Exhibition: Jane and Louise Wilson
, The Guardian, 22 October 2012

Artists Jane and Louise Wilson offer view of Chernobyl, BBC Online, 9 October 2012

Jane and Louise Wilson, AnOther magazine, 5 October 2012

Background image: Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012 (still)