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Duck & Cover
 



A project by ANDREW BATEMAN, VERONICA SIMMONDS, & PHANUEL ANTWI
First exhibited for FUTURE RUINS

 

Duck and Cover is a sound and visual exhibition that features infrastructural remains of The Diefenbunker, one of the six massive Cold War bunkers commissioned by then Canadian Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, to shelter the most senior government, military, and communications officials of the country. 

Duck and Cover uses aspects of the bunker (the cafeteria, offices, and dormitories; the engines, ventilation systems, and war room; the toilets and piping, the hoists and chains, and unlit corners) to imagine the everyday intimacies in the bunker. It explores the ways that the bunker preoccupied itself with habits of living together, of being at home, underground, during a time of crisis to bring out the wonders and drudgeries of the everyday.