Terminal and the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University are pleased to announce the launch of ZONE: Mutant Space Chernobyl by Atif Akin. Akin is a recipient of a 2013 – 2014 Terminal Award. The Terminal Award is granted annually to four artists to help in the creation of new internet based artworks.
Mutant Space is a large scope visual art project about nuclear power and radioactivity. Research consists of visual surveys around some power plants and research on radioactivity. The aims is to contemplate on politics through artistic practice. It crosses over multiple visual media and embodies as installation, online and book.
Atıf Akın is an artist, lecturer and designer living in New York. Recently he worked at Bilgi University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul. He is the founder and the organizer of PixelIST festival, dedicated to electronic arts and its subcultures, together with PixelACHE network. His work is listed in the ʻYounger Than Jesusʼ art directory project of New Museum, published by Phaidon. He also worked with xurban_collective at various international projects. He was one of the three co-curators of ʻUncharted: User Frames in Media Artsʼ exhibition and the chief editor of the catalog. Currently he is teaching at Mason Gross School of the Arts Visual Arts Department of Rutgers University in New Jersey.