September 15, 2016 - Bildmuseet - Perpetual Uncertainty
September 15, 2016

Bildmuseet

James Acord, Round table, Hanford, USA, 1999.

Perpetual Uncertainty
Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene
October 2, 2016–April 16, 2017

Opening: October 2, 2–6pm, talks and guided tour, followed by panel discussion on contemporary nuclear culture
Roundtable discussion: Art and Deep Time Radiation: November 19, 11am–5pm, on art and the deep time of radiation, with artists and nuclear experts

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Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Participating artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Don’t Follow the Wind, Finger Pointing Worker, Dave Griffiths, Isao Hashimoto, Erika Kobayashi, David Mabb, Cécile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson, and Ken + Julia Yonetani

The exhibition includes a programme of films, open discussions and talks by researchers and experts. Perpetual Uncertainty is produced by Bildmuseet and curated by Ele Carpenter, Goldsmiths University of London. The exhibition is accompanied by The Nuclear Culture Source Book, a collaboration between Bildmuseet, Arts Catalyst and Black Dog Publishing.

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