A Long Wait: Double Vision // Francois Hughes, Yulia Pinkusevich, Andrea Steves
105 pages, soft cover
A Long Wait: Double Vision
by Francois Hughes, Yulia Pinkusevich, Andrea Steves
A Long Wait: Double Vision is an artist book published in conjunction with the 2018 installation developed at Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine by artists Andrea Steves, Francois Hughes, and Yulia Pinkusevich. Edited by Rose Linke, the volume draws on research from the artists' collaborative project, Double Vision, which explores the Cold War history of the Nike Missile Program and its counterparts in the USSR. The project began while the artists were in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands, California, which is home to the Nike Missile Battery, part of a nationwide nuclear missile defense system active from 1951 to 1972. A Long Wait: Double Vision features photographs, interviews with former Nike veterans and veterans of the USSR’s nuclear programs, and historical documents from multiple archives, allowing for collective reflection on this history and our current reality of heightened nuclear fears.