The Snake River Alliance is honored to have worked with the Feeling Body art collective on the 2nd Holding What Can’t Be Held exhibition.
This project brought eight artists together in contemplation of the radioactive material in our own backyard. Each toured the radioactive “cleanup” sites at the Idaho National Laboratory and met over the course of a year. Together they tried to process their experiences and “hold” substances so volatile that they will be hazardous for more than a hundred thousand years. As part of their process, artists came up with prompts such as “Design a safety protocol” and “Expose yourself in three wrong places” and “Wait for something that may not arrive for 159,200 years.”
The exhibition showed at MING studios in downtown Boise from November 2016 through February, 2017. The artists were Daniel Peltz, Amy O’Brien, Chad Erpelding, Sissi Westerberg, Eric Mullis, Kelly Cox, John Shinn, and Tim Andreae.
A new Holding What Cant Be Held exhibition is planned for 2018.