Nuclear Heritage: A Conversation in Art and Science

An online dialogue between artist Grit Ruhland and nuclear historian Bo Jacobs
Moderated by Katja Matthias

The moderated interview with nuclear historian Bo Jacobs “Out of the ground, into the ground: the challenge of nuclear legacy” and myself took place on 4.12.21. We spoke about key fundamental insights on how to deal with nuclear history were raised. The talk was recorded and can be found here:

Ph.D.-project published

A mammoth task is hereby completed and this artistic research work has found a form that can now prove itself. From here a number of paths lead further into new territory and I hope to have made my contribution to the mapping helpful for others as well. (…)

Sorry, this is in German, mostly. There are plans to review the thesis, edit and translate it … in midterm future.

Randomness as a ReSource

From September 29th to Oktober 2nd RIXC Art-Science-Conference „Open Fields“ took place in Riga. I gave a talk about my version of using Monte-Carlo-Method as a tool for landscape-observation on the basis of data captured by a Geiger-counter.„Randomness as a ReSource“ is part of my PhD-thesis to document and explore the impacts of Uranium mining by Soviet nuclear industry in East-Germany. Radioactive decay, usually known to cause mutagenous and cancerogenous processes – here is used to generate purely random locations, times and durations – patterns for the landscape-observations, that I perform. The application was created in collaboration and by Quantum physicist Dr. Stefanos Kourtis.

Regine Debatty featured my Geiger counter on instagram:


And Raphael Kim put some photos of the talk on twitter:

Grit Ruhland presenting Randomness as reSource @rixcriga

— Raph Kim (@kim_raphael) October 1, 2016

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des IPID4all-Projektes der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar