The Nuclear Culture Source Book serves as an excellent resource and introduction to nuclear culture as one of the most prominent themes within contemporary art and society, exploring the diverse ways in which post-Fukushima society has influenced artistic and cultural production. The book brings together contemporary art practices investigating the nuclear anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject. Presenting artworks by renowned practitioners such as: Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, Chim-Pom, Thomson & Craighead, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani, Dave Griffiths, Hilda Helstrom, Martin Howse, Pierre Hughye, Miyamato Katsuhiro, Yoi Kawakubo, Yves Klein, Erika Kobayashi, Cecile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Uriel Orlow, Trevor Paglen, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Taryn Simon, Smudge Studio, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Mika Taanila, Suzanne Treister, Mark Aerial Waller, Andy Weir, Jane and Louise Wilson, Julia + Ken Yonetani.
Building on four years of research into nuclear culture by the book's editor, Ele Carpenter, The Nuclear Culture Source Book features contributions by over 60 artists. Accompanied by a series of essays by international writers including: Peter C. van Wyck, The Anthropocene's Signature; Gabrielle Hecht, Nuclearity; Tim Morton, Radiation as Hyperobject; Jahnavi Phalkey, The Atomic Gift; Noi Sawaragi, Don't Follow the Wind; Eiko Honda, Atomic Subjectivity; Susan Schuppli, Trace Evidence: A Nuclear Trilogy; Victor Gama, Searching for Augusto Zita; Nicola Triscott on James Acord; and Ele Carpenter's interviews with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group in the UK.Published in partnership with Bildmuseet, Sweden and Arts Catalyst, London.
'... the collection as a whole is an unprecedented and invaluable resource to any artist, scientist, historian, philosopher, or generally concerned citizen of the world. Truly, this is a subject that demands our attention - increasingly so as world powers, and economically driven opinions on the environment, shift as drastically as the Pacific plate.' Sadie Rebecca Starnes, Hyperallergic