Jamie Kruse (US) is an artist, designer and part-time lecturer at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. In 2005, she co-founded smudge with Elizabeth Ellsworth. Together they edited a collection of essays entitled Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life (2012). Kruse’s work has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The New School Green Fund (Office of Sustainability, The New School), New York State Council for the Arts (2010, 2011), and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Smudge Studio Making the Geologic Now Frieds of the Pleistocene blog
Smudge Studio: 'Practices for Turning into the Anthropocene: Look Only at the Movement'
In the fall of 2012, two artists set out with a car-mounted video camera to seek out a particularly abject material-event. For twelve days, they travelled the routes used by the trucks transporting transuranic nuclear waste through Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.
Session 9: The Nuclear Dimension
Saturday 28 February
16:00 - 17:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
In this panel we look at artistic approaches and responses to the ‘nuclear dimension’, and the imaginings of a future on a geological scale. We have to imagine that the impact of our activities stretches far into a nonhuman future, and, if we take an ethical position, it implies potentially communicating with a future species that lives on Earth… The mounds that store nuclear waste are uncanny monuments to humanity that will outlast the human species as we know it.