The art of easing nuclear fears

Saturday, May 28, 2011

VLISSINGEN // A tapestry adorns a concrete wall that separates a decade’s worth of radioactive waste from the population of the Netherlands.

It is a reproduction of a 17th-century weaving of a naval battle from the Dutch war of independence. A golden sun marks the spot on the panorama where, now, the by-products of nuclear power plants and medical research reactors are sequestered in concrete warehouses.

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Art and radioactivity

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nuclear power is re-emerging as a concern for our times, both as a generator of energy and as part of a defence strategy. Today it seems to stand for the failed utopian promises of modernism and a fresh hope for a carbon-free future. The contradictions that lie at its core have provided a rich source of questioning for artists, scientists, ecologists and activists for many years. The Arts Catalyst's exhibition NUCLEAR: art & radioactivity explores these intricacies through two new commissioned works by Chris Oakley and Simon Hollington & Kypros Kyprianou.

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The stoic victims of the nuclear age

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

RUSSIANS say nuclear power is a smart hat for stupid people, says the Dutch photographer Robert Knoth. His exhibition Certificate No. 000358/ at the Australian Centre for Photography documents the effects of nuclear pollution - from weapons testing, fuel production to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster - on the stoic citizens of the former Soviet Union.

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Report: Czech artists acquitted over faked nuclear blast on TV

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Czech artists who hacked into a national television weather broadcast last year to show what appeared to be a nuclear explosion were acquitted on Tuesday of the criminal charge of spreading false information, a TV station reported.

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'Nuclear' TV hackers face trial

Friday, January 4, 2008

A group of Czech artists who inserted a nuclear explosion into a national weather broadcast have been told by a prosecutor they could be sent to jail.

The six hackers are accused of tampering with equipment during a live panoramic shot of mountains last June.

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