Art and Deep Time Radiation
Roundtable Discussion
Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden
Saturday 19 November 2016
11am – 5pm

A discussion about art and the deep time of radiation to accompany the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. Short presentations by artists and nuclear scholars will be followed by a series of small roundtable discussions bringing together a range of disciplinary perspectives on the nuclear, including artists and people working on the long-term storage of radioactive waste in Europe. The event is inspired by James Acord’s roundtable that he built in his Hanford studio, USA 1999, to bring together environmentalists and people from the nuclear industry to discuss the clean up of the Hanford site.

Chair John O’Brian, curator and writer

Peter C van Wyck (writer)
Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead (artists)
Susan Schuppli (artist and writer)
Johan Swahn (Director, MKG Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review)
Dave Griffiths (artist)
Jantine Schroeder (SCK/CEN, Belgium &OECD/NEA project on long term memory)
Erich Berger and Mari Keto (artists)

Image : James Acord, Round table, Hanford, 1999.