Posts Tagged ‘ radiation ’

The Trinity Cube

 

When the world’s first atomic weapon exploded in New Mexico in July 1945, the energy from the blast formed a new mineral called trinitite from the desert sand. For his 2015 Trinity Cube project, artist Trevor Paglen took irradiated glass gathered from the area around where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in 2011 and combined it with trinitite to form a blue cube. He then installed the cube in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone to continue to be irradiated.

The artwork will be viewable by the public when the Exclusion Zone opens again, anytime between 3 and 30,000 years from the present.

Source: The Trinity Cube

The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

 

The Pripyat amusement park in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo by Jason Rogers from Flickr

In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, international agencies dismissed local doctors’ warnings about a ‘public health catastrophe’ in order to suppress scandal over nuclear tests carried out by the West since the 1950s. This is the conclusion reached by Kate Brown, in her new book ‘Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future’. Here, she talks to Aro Velmet about the secret history of radiation and what Chernobyl means in the era of climate change.

Source: The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

鈴 / bell – YouTube

Ryuichi Sakamoto: My friend, a very young Japanese artist called Soichiro Mihara, after Fukushima he created a very beautiful piece [Bell, 2013] related to radioactivity. He modified Japanese traditional furinfurin is wind chime in Japanese—but in his piece, the wind chime does not pick up wind but radioactivity. Passing the radioactive particles, it will ring. So I think that’s the best piece after Fukushima.

Ryuichi Sakamoto in The Brooklyn Rail, June 2018

Radioactive Art in Fukushima | “Don’t Follow the Wind” – YouTube

Fukushima: The geo-trauma of a futural wave – Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene

Figure 1. Junji Ito. Horror-Manga image, “the irradiating eye”

Source: Fukushima: The geo-trauma of a futural wave – Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene

Interfacing the Anthropocene Part III | FOP

Untitled (Human Mask) (2014), Film. (Courtesy the artist; Hauser & Wirth, London; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Anna Lena, Paris, © Pierre Huyghe)

一期一会

that is,

Ichi-go ichi-e, or “each moment is always once-in-a-lifetime”. – Wikipedia

Interfacing the Anthropocene Part III | FOP.

TOM CLARK :: wraith

Fukushima NOGO Zone: photo © by Guillaume Bression, 2013 

TOM CLARK.

Hartford Courant – Wesleyan Photo Exhibit Depicts 2011 Nuclear Disaster In Japan

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WILLIAM JOHNSTON

Eiko in Fukushima, Tomioka
No. 1104, 22 July 2014.

Hartford Courant – Wesleyan Photo Exhibit Depicts 2011 Nuclear Disaster In Japan.

The Brief Wondrous Life (and Long Dangerous Half-Life) of Strontium-90 | capitoilette

The Brief Wondrous Life (and Long Dangerous Half-Life) of Strontium-90 | capitoilette.

Scott Watson – Radiation Daze

RADIATION DAZE

Radiation is anxiety. Radiation is uncertainty. Radiation is being powerless. Radiation is not having a safe place to live. Radiation is having no where to go. Radiation is having no air to breathe no water to drink no food eat that is not radiation’s. These are radiation days. This is how it weighs though we can’t see or smell it.

This is how it’s ours to be of forever like some wicked fairytale curse.

Radiation eyes where is truth? Radiation love is unlivable lives. Radiation is Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder. Radiation is the way we’ll never be. Radiation dream disintegrates God. Radiation is living without hope. Radiation erases what afterlife you may believe in as it erases you the believer.

The radiation that can be seen is not the true radiation. The radiation that can be said is not the true radiation. Radiation is in our piss and shit. It’s in our sperm and eggs creating offspring to the earth’s end.

Radiation is a prefix for every word we utter. Even though we can’t hear it. Radiation is a never-ending suffix of contamination, the sound of words flapping in an on the beach wind. Radiation is the etymology of our existence.

– Scott Watson
July 2013
Sendai, Japan