Interview Ele Carpenter

SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION Interview Ele Carpenter 28 February 2015 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Interview by Oleg Khardatsev and Zhanna Guzenko / Fridaymilk Fridaymilk (RU) is a well-known media platform in Murmansk, Russia, run by a team of 10 people who are eager to promote new life approaches and facilitate discussions and conversations on issues in the Barents Region. --- Ele Carpenter (UK) is a curator and writer. Her curatorial research into Nuclear Culture is a partnership between Arts Catalyst and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is a Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating. Her Nuclear Culture research focuses on nuclear aesthetics from the atomic sublime to radioactive divinity; the relationship between social and material concerns in the nuclear cycle; and how the nuclear affects our perception of deep time within the Anthropocene. In 2014 Carpenter curated the Actinium exhibition and forum in Sapporo with S-AIR, and organised field trips to nuclear sites in Horonobe and Fukushima, Japan. She is currently researching a major exhibition for the BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden, exploring nuclear culture, deep time and unknowing, which will open in 2016.

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