Nuclear Culture

Nuclear Culture Round Table. 17 November 2017, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium. © Pieter Fannes.
February 23, 2018STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter and Pieter Fannes. Underground/Overground. An Annotated Visual Report

by Ils Huygens

Curator Ele Carpenter looks back on the Nuclear Culture Roundtable held on November 17th at Z33, and shares what she took home from the talks and debates, inspired by Pieter Fannes’ drawings. Text. Ele Carpenter and Pieter Fannes. The seventh... Read more »

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Discussing 'Deep Time communication through long term projection'. Nuclear Culture Roundtable, 17 November 2017, Z33. © ONDRAF/NIRAS, photography by Buket Dorbar.
February 23, 2018STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Underground/Overground. Roundtable on Art and Radioactive Waste Storage in Belgium

by Ils Huygens

On November 17 last year, the seventh Nuclear Culture Roundtable took place at Z33, a day of debates accompanying the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty. What exactly is nuclear culture, and what’s the origin of the Nuclear Culture Roundtable? Tex... Read more »

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David Mabb: A Provisional Memorial to Nuclear Disarmament (2015). Perpetual Uncertainty, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, 17 September–10 December 2017. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.

Exhibition. Perpetual Uncertainty

by Z33

Perpetual Uncertainty is an exploration of contemporary art in the nuclear anthropocene. The exhibition brings together international artists from across Europe, the USA and Japan to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the co... Read more »

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September 22, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear 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, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear 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, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. God of the Underworld

by Z33

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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September 13, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear 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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