10%: CONCERNING THE IMAGE ARCHIVE OF A NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER
Edited by Susanne Kriemann, Judith Milz, Friederike Schäfer, Klaus Nippert, Elke Leinenweber. Text by Mustafa Emin Büyükcoskun & Rayna Teneva, Hangyan Chen, Fischer, et al. Spector, I00220409, 2022. 8 x 10 inches, 448 Pages. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
On the semiotics of a nuclear archive
“Unknown lady in the radiation department”; “dancing couple in costume”; “damage to a waste drum”; “retiree send-off”; “lead shielding”; “burnt-out glovebox”; “scorpion with microchip”; these are just some of the singular captions accompanying the archival photographs from Germany's first major nuclear research facility. In 1956, professional photographers began making an on-site record of procedures at the Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe (KfK). In 2017, the decision was made to digitize 10% of this visual archive.
Using current concerns about the whereabouts of contaminated nuclear waste as a springboard, this publication brings together over 30 viewpoints from the realms of art, sociology, politics and science, as well as the accounts of people directly involved with the facility. 9783959054768 Inventory Number: I00220409