TRACE EVIDENCE

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The Trace Evidence video trilogy explores the geological, meteorological, and hydrological appearance of nuclear evidence secreted within the molecular arrangement of matter. Its focuses upon three events: the unearthing of ancient nuclear reactors at the uranium mine site in Oklo, Gabon in 1972, the discovery of Chernobyl’s airborne contaminates at the Forsmark power plant in Sweden in April 1986 and the 7,600 kilometre five year journey of Caesium-137 from Fukushima-Daiichi through the waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Full-length preview copy of this video for public screening & exhibition is available upon request.



See also the NHK World Japan documentary “Radioactive Forest,” 2016, which highllights the use of the gamma camera in the forest environs of Namie, Japan 5 years after the accident.


EXHIBITIONS
Quantum Fields, East Slovak Gallery, Košice, Slovakia, (2021)

Deadly Affairs, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (2019)

Récits Invisibles La Chapelle Saint-Jacques, France (2019)

Perpetual Uncertainty, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden (2018)

Clouds – Forests Moscow Biennale (2018) review

Forensic Architecture Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, MACBA (2017)

Material Truths, Site Gallery, Sheffield  (2017)

Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet, Umeå (2017)

SCREENINGS
 Fingerprints of the Nuclear Age, Unearthing the Present HKW (2022)

Still There are Seeds to be Gathered, and Room in the Bag of Stars, Lofoten International Art Festival (2019)

Poekhali, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2019)

Royal Holloway, Egham, (7 June 2018)

Grace Screening, Athens (11 February 2018)

Environmental Humanities Centre, Amsterdam (3 & 10 November 2017)

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (12 July 2017)

Okeanos, Sekula beyond Sekula, TBA21, Vienna  (28 April 2017)

DCA Cinema, Dundee (8 April 2017)

Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program (24 March 2017)

Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (26 February 2017)

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen  (14 December 2016)

HEAD, CCC Geneva (16 November 2016)

Open School East, London (14 October 2017)

WRITINGS
“Art and Ecology” by Yuko Hasegawa



HD video, colour with with 4-channel sound, 2016, 53 mins.  Preview clip from “Hydrology” episode. Sundscape  created by Philippe Ciompi.


Within environmental justice work, establishing the incontrovertible relationship between cause and effect has proven a difficult legal challenge. The spatial dispersal of contaminates and temporal latency of their material and biological effects, which may take years, even decades to emerge, has allowed global climate-change actors and states to operate with virtual impunity. But the nuclear isn’t like other complex, non-linear events. Despite its radical and covert nature, the unique signature and behaviour of radioactive isotopes allows its lethal traces to be tracked directly back to their source, re-connecting the evidential links that planetary phenomena has seemingly torn apart.




WORKS