NITRATE

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Abstract

This extensive collection of photographic and moving image works made across 2009-14 charts the history of nitrate extraction in the Chilean Atacama Desert. A non-renewable natural resource, Nitrate was extensively mined in Northern Chile between the 1870s and 1920s, mostly by British companies who, in a relatively short space of time, transformed a portion of the Atacama Desert into an industrial landscape. Sodium nitrate was traded mainly as a natural fertiliser but it was also used in the manufacture of explosives; a crucial ingredient for the acceleration of both life and death.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMuseo Universidad de Navarra (MUN)
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2016
EventNITRATE - Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Duration: 28 Oct 20156 Mar 2016
https://museo.unav.edu/en/programacion/detalle-evento?eventId=7652977

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