Ele Carpenter

Ele Carpenter at the Material Nuclear Culture exhibition, photo Dom Moore 2016
Ele Carpenter at the Material Nuclear Culture exhibition, photo Dom Moore 2016
 Nuclear Culture Field Research visit to HADES, Belgium, 2016
Nuclear Culture Field Research visit to HADES, Belgium, 2016
Ele Carpenter introducing the Material Nuclear Culture exhibition, photo Dom Moore 2016
Ele Carpenter introducing the Material Nuclear Culture exhibition, photo Dom Moore 2016
Nuclear Submarine, Coulport, Scotland. Photo/ Ele Carpenter, 2013
Radiation Monitors, Soma, Japan. Photo Ele Carpenter, 2014
Radiation Monitors, Soma, Japan. Photo Ele Carpenter, 2014
three performers in still image from film Let Them Believe
Let Them Believe (still), Eva & Franco Mattes, 2010

Associate Curator (Nuclear Culture)

Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator, writer and researcher in politicised art and social networks of making. She is curatorial researcher in Nuclear Culture with Arts Catalyst, Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating and convenor of the Nuclear Culture Research Group at Goldsmiths, University of London. The research and development stage of the Nuclear Culture project was supported by an AHRC Early Career Research Fellowship 2012-13, and Arts Council England.

The Nuclear Culture Project involves field trips, commissioning new work and curating exhibitions, film screenings and roundtable discussions. The project is commissioning new work in response to the issues raised by dismantling nuclear submarines in consultation with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group, supported by Arts Council England. In 2014 Ele worked with S-AIR in Sapporo to curate the Actinium exhibition, forum and field trips to nuclear sites in Japan.

Ele is currently working on the following exhibitions: Material Nuclear Culture, KARST, Plymouth, UK (June-Aug 2016); and Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet, Sweden (Oct 2016-April 2017). She is editor of The Nuclear Culture Source Book, published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst (forthcoming September, 2016).

Ele can be contacted at admin (at) artscatalyst (dot) org

@EleCarpenter
 

Recent talks

Art & Literature in the Nuclear Anthropocene, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, 2016
Make a Break: Immediacy in Art after Fukushima, Deptford X Project Space, London, UK, 2016

Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene Workshop, Open School East, London, UK, 2016
Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene, X-10, Film Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, 2015
Deconstructing Acceptance, Entria Conference, Salzburg, Austria, 2015
Atomic Sublime & Radioactive Divinity, Radiation Ecologies Conference, Uni of Montreal, Canada, 2015
Nuclear Anthropocene, The Geologic Imagination, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, 2015
Nuclear Anthropocene, Keynote, Fluid Encounters between Art & Science, BildMuseet, Sweden, 2014
Art and Nuclear Culture, OYOYO, Sapporo, Japan, 2013
Cultural Challenges of Visualising Radioactive Waste, InSOTEC Seminar, Berlin, 2013 
 

Forthcoming publications

Nuclear Culture Source Book, edited by Ele Carpenter, published by Black Dog Publishing, Arts Catalyst, Bildmuseet, 2016
Shifting the Nuclear Imaginary Book chapter, in Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theories, Aesthetics, edited by John Beck and Ryan Bishop, published by Edinburgh University Press, 2016
The Smoke of Modernity drifts through the Anthropocene, in X-10 Power of the Land, edited by H.E. & A. Grove-White, 2016