Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga collects nuclear energy-related work from the '80s and '90s, produced in the wake of investigative news reports about accidents and dangerous working conditions at Japan's nuclear power plants. Due to poor pay, hazardous working conditions and migrant status, these workers were commonly known as 'nuclear gypsies' and 'irradiated labourers.' As explained in an accompanying essay by historian Ryan Holmberg, these 'gypsies' became politicised symbols in the late '70s and '80s, embodying the fact that all was not sound in the industry.
'In a work called Auge/Maschine, Harun Farocki coined the term "suicide camera." Auge/Maschine shows cameras mounted to the tips of missiles during the first Gulf War. The camera would broadcast live until it exploded. But contrary to all expectations, the camera was not destroyed in this operation. Instead it burst into billions of small cameras, tiny lenses embedded into cell phones. The camera from the missile exploded into shards that penetrated people's lives, feelings, and identities, skimming their ideas and payments.' Hito Steyerl: Duty Free Art