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God of the Underworld

Z33 Nuclear Culture Field Trip to HADES, June 2017

HADES Field Trip June 2017
Nuclear Culture Project in partnership with Z33, SCK-CEN and NIRAS/NIROND

Artists Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, Alexis DeStoop, Maarten Vanden Eynde and Tuur Van Balen along with curators Ele Carpenter and Ils Huygens were given an indepth introduction to the history of Belgian's nuclear industry, properties of radiation, the HADES research lab in Mol, and the test architecture for the Low Level waste site at Dessel.

Perpetual Uncertainty

Susan Schuppli, Trace Evidence (film still) 2016

Bildmuseet, Umeå Sweden: 2 Oct 2016 - 16 April 2017
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 16 Sept - 10 Dec 2017
Malmo Konstmuseum, 3 Feb - 27 May 2018

An exhibition of contemporary art in the nuclear Anthropocene exploring the complexity of knowledge and the deep time of radiation. The exhibition brings together thirty international artists from across Europe, the USA and Japan, investigating nuclear aesthetics through the material sensing of nuclear sites, objects and experiences.

Getting Closer to Deep Time with Kota Takeuchi

Kota Takeuchi, HADES Field trip Selfie, 2016

Kota Takeuchi’s artwork Take Stone Monuments Twice is featured in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition at Z33 16 September – 10 December 2017. As part of the Nuclear Culture project, Takeuchi took part in the Z33 Nuclear Culture field visit to the HADES underground research laboratory for the storage of high-level radioactive waste in Belgium, as part of residency at the Arts Catalyst in partnership with S-Air in 2016.

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