Susan Schuppli (CH) is an artist and writer based in London. Her research practice has examined media artefacts that emerge out of sites of contemporary conflict and state violence to ask questions about the ways in which media are enabling or limiting the possibility of transformative politics. Current work explores the ways in which toxic ecologies ranging from nuclear accidents and oil spills to the dark snow of the Arctic are producing an ‘extreme image’ archive of material wrongs. Schuppli has exhibited throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. She has published widely within the context of media and politics and is the author of the forthcoming book, Material Witness (MIT Press), which is also the subject of an experimental documentary. Schuppli is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. From 2011 to 2014 she was Senior Research Fellow on the ERC project Forensic Architecture led by Eyal Weizman (Principal Investigator). Previously she was an Associate Professor in Visual Arts in Canada. www.susanschuppli.com
Susan Schuppli: Disappearing Evidence: The Mysterious Case of Uranium-235 and other Tales
This presentation tries to shed light on the various ways in which materials come to matter in my research and artistic practice. Through investigative processes that involve an engagement with technical and scientific modes of inquiry, I try to open up new conceptual pathways into the material strata of our world.