Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
September 17 – December 10, 2017
Roundtable: Friday 17 November
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 complex relationship between knowledge and deep time.
Kota Takeuchi’s artwork 'Take Stone Monuments Twice' is featured in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. As part of the Nuclear Culture project, Takeuchi took part in the Z33 House of Contemporary Art Nuclear Culture field visit to the HADES underground research laboratory for the storage of high-level radioactive waste in Belgium, as part of his residency at the Arts Catalyst in partnership with S-Air in 2016.
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.
Don’t Follow the Wind | Hikaru Fujii
Fri 19 May 2017 - Sat 15 July 2017
Arts Catalyst Centre
74-76 Cromer Street, London
Arts Catalyst presents two exhibitions and a season of events reflecting on disaster, displacement and poisoned lands.
Round Table discussion
5 May 2017, 19.00-21.00
Atelier Bouwmeester, Galerie Ravenstein 54-59, 1000 Brussels
A round table discussion organized in collaboration with artist Cécile Massart, curator Ele Carpenter and Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belguim.
Saturday 8 April 2017 10.30 - 7pm
A day of artists film, rountable discussion and book launch.
Dundee Contemporary Arts
DCA in partnership with Visual Research Centre, University of Dundee, and Arts Catalyst.
Dave Griffiths and Ele Carpenter travelled with BBC Producer Beatrice Pickup and presenter Gordon Young to the Greycroft Stone Circle and Sellafield nuclear site, Cumbria, UK on 23rd January 2017. The day was spent recording for a BBC Radio 4 documentary on 'Radioactive Art' broadcast on 2 March 2017: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g7tv3