Bachelor Machines Part 1
Date: 15 September - 13 October, 2007
Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol, UK

dark exhibition space with scaffold structure and film projection


  • 1Bachelor Machines Part1 exhibition information at Picture This, Bristol, 2007

Bachelor Machines Part1 installed at Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK. With structure designed by Enrico David.


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.

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