The consequences of cataclysmic events such as the use of nuclear weapons are well documented. Survivalist literature provides little comfort when faced with the thought of such life altering circumstances. For the past 50 years, governments have issued public information guidelines to illustrate protocol for such an unimaginable event. This evidence could be perceived as necessary actions to raise public awareness and control mass hysteria in the event of a disaster. Though these measures are in place, little regard is given to the psychological impact and reality of such a situation, with official guidelines offering no mention of support channels; we are forced to ask ourselves ‘how would I cope both physically and emotionally under these circumstances?’
Your survival under such circumstances becomes a matter of personal responsibility.
Through this thematic body of work I aim to highlight such emotional effects an individual, or indeed a sole survivor, may feel towards such a drastic change of personal circumstance. The pressures of day-to-day life would be heightened to inconceivable levels. Survivors may be forced to seek shelter in subterranean structures, retreating underground to avoid the devastation of the surface; confined for their own safety. These actions in the wake of such destruction would undoubtedly have detrimental affect on the survivor’s physical and mental state.