Assessing the applicability of the term 'slow violence' in the nuclear epoch, this presentation considers how accidentally or deliberately the imperceptible force of radiation is captured in images. Artists and curators have found elaborate ways of rendering invisibility visible.
Following their legacy, a short extract from a work-in-progress video shot in Bridgwater, and photographs from Fukushima and Kiev will be shown and discussed. Along the way, the difficulty of working with a politically divisive theme, an issue of access, and the process of entering into unfamiliar territories of knowledge will be discussed.
Dr Atsuhide Ito
Dr Garfield Benjamin
TS209, The Spark
This seminar is run by Solent's Culture, Media and Place research group.