Perpetual Uncertainty

Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet 2016-17
Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet 2016-17

Bildmuseet, Umeå Sweden: 2 October 2016 - 16 April 2017.
Touring to Z33 House of Contemporary Art Hasselt, Belgium, summer 2017

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.

Artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena and 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, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson, Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Autumn Film Programme: Sundays 2pm
9 October: The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land, Karen Kramer (23 min).
16 October: Nuclear Neighbour (78 min). Fredrik Oskarsson introduces his film.
30 October: I Live in Fear, Akira Kurosawa (103 min) and I Live in Fear - After March 11, Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (33 min).
6 November: Let Them Believe by Franco & Eva Mattes (16 min), Toxic Camera by Jane & Louise Wilson (21 min) and Precarious by Merilyn Fairskye (66 min).
13 November: Containment by Peter Galison & Robb Moss (81 min).

For more detials of the Perpetual Uncertainty Film and Events Programme:


Radioactive Art, BBC Radio4, Produced by Beatrice Pickup, 11.30am 2 March 2017.

Jamie Sutcliffe, Review of The Nuclear Culture Source Book, Art Monthly, March 2017.

Sadie Rebecca Starnes, The End of the Word as We Know It, Hyperallergic, 2017

David Mabb, A Provisional Memorial to Nuclear Disarmament, In: The Journal of William Morris Studies, Vol XXXII, No.1, 2017. p42-53

Regine, Inheritance, We-Make-Money-Not-Art, 2017

Jacob Lilimose, Into the Invisible Depths of Radioactive Futures' KunstKritikk, 2016

Elisabeth Eaves, Art of the Nuclear Anthropocene, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 2016

David Mabb, Protest and Survive, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 2016

Yale University Radio Interview with Ele Carpenter by Brainard Carey, November, 2016

Cornelius Holtorf, Towards Nuclear Cultural Studies

Johans, Sebastian, ”Strålningen som hotar allt levande” in Dagens Nyheter, 2 March 2017, Culture Section, pages 8-9