The Atomic Kinship is a project in collaboration with artist and researcher Katri Naukkarinen, with the with the aim of re-visioning radioactivity as a deity.
Considering that the first repository in the world for the storage of waste radioactive material is currently being built in Finland, the project revisits the idea of a cult of radioactivity, which was proposed and later abandoned in relation to the construction of a repository of this kind in Yucca Mountain, USA.
The Atomic Kinship proposes to reconsider the idea of a cult of radioactivity as a way of transmitting warning messages into the deep future, but challenging the human- and male-centric views often dominating the discourse of radioactive inheritance. With this aim, the Atomic Kinship project develops by producing systematic attempts at decoding messages from radioactivity and interpreting them in various ways. These attempts include performative and ritualistic practices, installations, and other forms of artworks.