10 %

- Concerning the image archive of a nuclear research reactor" was designed by Cecile Kobel and Moritz Appich and published by Spector Books in 2021.

Unknown lady in the radiation protection department, puddle, dancing couple in costume, damage to a waste drum, retiree send-off, lead shielding, burnt-out glovebox, scorpion with microchip—these are all captions to photographs of Germany’s first major nuclear research facility. In 1957, professional photographers began to make an on-site record of procedures at the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK, Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center). In 2017, the decision was made to digitize ten percent of this image archive. Based on current concerns regarding the whereabouts of contaminated nuclear waste, the publication brings together over thirty perspectives from the fields of art, sociology, politics, and science as well as accounts  of people who were directly involved with the facility. “10%. Concerning the Image Archive of a Nuclear Research Center” sets out to delineate and visualize the afterlife of  nuclear research.

  • Designer
    Cecile Knobel, Moritz Appich
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  • Texts
    With texts by: Susan Schuppli, Manuela Gantner, Karena Kalmbach, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun & Rayna Teneva, Paul Koch, Fischer & El Sani, Martin Repohl, Carmela Thiele, Hangyan Chen, u.a.
  • Publisher
    Spector Books
  • Editors
    Susanne Kriemann, Friedericke Schäfer, Judith Milz, Klaus Nippert, Elke Leinenweber