Nuclear Anthropocene


Ele Carpenter will give an introduction to her curatorial practice commissioning art in the Nuclear Anthropocene exploring issues of anthropogenic radiological markers, radiation as a hyperobject and nuclearity. Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator, writer and researcher in politicised art and social networks of making. She is curatorial researcher in Nuclear Culture with The Arts Catalyst, Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating and convenor of the Nuclear Culture Research Group at Goldsmiths, University of London. The Nuclear Culture Project involves field trips, commissioning new work and curating exhibitions, film screenings and roundtable discussions. The project is commissioning new work in response to the issues raised by dismantling nuclear submarines in consultation with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group, supported by Arts Council England. In 2014 Ele worked with S-AIR in Sapporo to curate the Actinium exhibition, forum and field trips to nuclear sites in Japan. She is currently working on the following exhibitions: ‘Material Nuclear Culture’ at KARST, Plymouth (June-Aug 2016); and ‘Perpetual Uncertainty’ Bildmuseet, Sweden (Oct 2016 – April 2017). She is editor of The Nuclear Culture Source Book, Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst, forthcoming September, 2016.

This is a free event, but please email to book your place.