Smout Allen

Jennifer Dyne - Strangelet Defenscape

Switzerland, a positively neutral country, is unfailingly armed for military threat, so what of the scientific? The Strangelet represents the unknown anxiety, where its unstable particle structure threatens to transform all life on Earth into degenerate matter - doomsday as we know it - providing further ammunition for the Swiss seemingly continuous cold era of Alpine defence. Exploring the language of duplicity, dualisms and defence, Switzerland establishes itself as a platform for bunker revivalism. In spite of a stable western Europe, territorial invasion sits at their border, a theoretical killer particle known as the Strangelet now lies - anticipating ejection into the Swiss landscape from the Large Hadron Collider.