Bachelor Machines Part 1
Date: 15 September - 13 October, 2007
Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol, UK
Synopsis:The installation of Bachelor Machines Part 1 had a theatrical sculptural element; this is the result of a collaboration between Nashashibi and artist Enrico David.
Nashashibi invited Mark Aerial Waller to show Midwatch (1999-2001) alongside Bachelor Machines Part 1. Midwatch is set aboard a battleship recently returned from operation Mosaic; the first British nuclear bomb test in the south Atlantic. A mutineer from the tests and a time travelling caterer from Nelson's fleet remain onboard. A battle of wills ensues between the two, as Nelson's geographic progress to power is set against the nuclear bomb tests of the 1950's; a collision between a barely remembered Imperial omnipotence and a barely understood technology of nuclear manipulation.