The Nuclear Culture Sourcebook, Edited by Ele Carpenter, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2017; ISBN: 978-1-911164-05-0. 208 pp, 110 illustrations, paperback.
The Nuclear Culture Source Book is a resource and introduction to nuclear culture, one of the most urgent themes within contemporary art and society, charting the ways in which art and philosophy contribute to a cultural understanding of the nuclear.
The book brings together contemporary art and ideas 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.
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 including: Lise Autogena; Erich Berger and Mari Keto; Chim↑Pom; Thomson & Craighead; Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson; Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani; Helen Grove-White; Isao Hashimoto; Hilda Hellström; Cornelia Hesse-Honegger; Martin Howse; Pierre Huyghe; Yoi Kawakubo; Yves Klein; Erika Kobayashi; Karen Kramer; Eva and Franco Mattes; Yoshinori Niwa; 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; Louise K Wilson; Ken + Julia Yonetani.
“Marshall McLuhan said that art was an early warning system in times of technological change. In bringing together nuclear art and critical writings that tell our culture what is happening to it Ele Carpenter’s compelling book proves him right.”— John O’Brian, Professor of Art History, University of British Columbia, and Curator of Camera Atomica, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.
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