Perpetual Uncertainty

Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 2016. Perpetual Uncertainty. In: "Perpetual Uncertainty", Bildmuseet, Umeå,, Sweden, 02/10/2016 - 16/04/2017. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon
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Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene 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. The film programme presents art films, documentaries and feature film by Todd Chandler, Jeff Stark, Eva and Franco Mattes / Merilyn Fairskye / Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani / Peter Galison and Rob Moss / Karen Kramer / Akira Kurosawa / Fredrik Oskarsson / Cécile Massart / Jane and Louise Wilson. 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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DR Ele Carpenter Goldsmiths has curated and lead the project.
The nuclear culture sourcebook (Black Dog) accompanies this exhibition

Keywords: art, thomson, craighead, nuclear, temporary index, bildmuseet, umea, arts catalyst
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 02/10/2016 - 16/04/2017
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Event Location: Bildmuseet, Umeå,, Sweden
Item ID: 20859
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 13:03
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 13:02


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