Nuclear Culture

September 22, 2017Nuclear Culture

Andy Weir. Deep Decay – Into Diachronic Polychromatic Material Fictions

by Z33

Beyond debates around ethics of responsibility to future generations, artist and writer Andy Weir argues that what is invoked is a more radical futurity, where human thought confronts its contingency alongside nuclear timescales. What specific knowle... Read more »

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Kota Takeuchi. Selfie HADES (2016). Arts Catalyst, exhibition image, 2016. September 20, 2017Nuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. Getting Closer to Deep Time with Kota Takeuchi

by Z33

Over the last 6 years, Fukushima-based artist Kota Takeuchi has made a series of intelligently informed and aesthetically embedded artworks that draw us closer to the contaminated site of the dilapidated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. Text... Read more »

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September 15, 2017Nuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. God of the Underworld

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Ele Carpenter, curator of Nuclear Culture, reflects on overcoming nuclear fear and reclaiming agency through a visit to Belgium-based nuclear research lab, High-Activity Disposal Experimental Site HADES. What can be the agency of art and architecture... Read more »

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IMG_1535_2_thumb September 13, 2017Nuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. (Post-) Nuclear Anthropocene

by Z33

Nuclear industry is undergoing a process of decommissioning and waste management. At the same time, a renewed interest in the 'nuclear humanities' is now also reaching art and curating. Curator and writer Ele Carpenter reflects on the relation of art... Read more »

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