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From group exhibition: Group 6: Canadian Forces Artists Program 2012-13
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, Carp, Ontario
8 November 2015 - 31 January 2016

C-prints, 24” x 66” | Video (duration: 1 minute each)
Collection of the Canadian War Museum

A member of the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP) (2012-13), Kavanagh visited Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) where she filmed the Radiological Analysis and Defence (RAD) group engaged in radiation, biological and chemical detection training. The photographic portraits depict DRDC personnel wearing protective clothing designed by Canadian military scientists. The Expulsion references the failed utopian promise of technologically constructed havens — beyond the reach of toxic fallout. 

CFAP is a uniquely designed war art program adjudicated by leading arts professionals in Canada. Participants are embedded alongside military personnel and receive extensive orientation to experience the Canadian Forces in action on the international stage.

View Video: The Expulsion (in white) 

View Video: The Expulsion (in green) 

THE EXPULSION

MARY KAVANAGH   © 2023 Mary Kavanagh