Bhopal: A Silent Picture

Amnesty is hosting this installation by Indian artist Samar Jodha, which takes as its starting point one of the worst chemical disasters of the modern age. In 1984 between 7,000 and 10,000 residents of Bhopal, India, were killed immediately by a toxic gas leak from a pesticide factory. Over the following 20 years a further 15,000 people died and the site is still contaminated. Jodha's installation consists of a temperature-controlled metal container that recreates conditions on that December night in Bhopal in 1984. A series of 3D images and a soundscape lead the viewer through the installation. Amnesty hopes that the work will promote awareness of the ongoing human rights issues involved in the case.