Showing since October last year, Perpetual Uncertainty has been allowed to take up the entirety of Bildmuseet in Umeå. At the heart of it is a big, round table, a reconstruction of James Acord’s 1999 creation in his Hanford studio in response to the culture of silence around the clean-up of nuclear material after the creation of the first American atom bomb and test-runs of nuclear reactors. “Acord wasn’t against nuclear power, but he was insistent that ordinary people may have something to say and ideas worth hearing, so he wanted to facilitate roundtable discussions of representatives from the environmental movement, culture workers and the nuclear community to get together and just share thoughts.”

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