the bomb is a film and concert that is this years closing ceremony at Tribeca Film Festival. They asked 25 artists to do a piece inspired by the nuclear bomb. This is mine.
The first nuclear bomb was tested in 1945. After witnessing the test, J. Robert Oppenheimer said he was reminded of the words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
In this scene, Krishna is speaking to Arjuna. He has just shown Arjuna a vision of Truth. All of the people of the world, past and future, are falling helplessly in Krishna's mouth. The mouth is on fire and is as large as the sky. There are thousands of teeth, and everything the people know crashes into the teeth and is completely destroyed.
I have drawn a small number of people out of what would have been billions.
When Arjuna sees this vision he falls on the ground and he tells Krishna that while this vision was intended to teach him something, it has taken all of his courage, and all of his peace.