Michael Saup

Michael Saup was born in March 1961 in Hechingen, Germany. He is an artist, musician and filmmaker pioneering the use of software as an artistic medium. He has acted as founding professor of digital media art at HfG/ZKM University in Germany and as the founding director of the Oasis Archive of the European Union. He is the co-founder of the Open Home Project, a humanitarian initiative to help people being affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Michael Saup’s work focuses on the underlying forces of nature and society; an ongoing research project into what he calls the “Archaeology of Future”. Michael Saup : “Art is the Signature of our Species.”

Germany, Japan, Chile 2016 Director: Michael Saup Production: Andreas Erhart Documentary, 20 min Music: FM Einheit, Mona Mur & En Esch English with German subtitles Filminfo: http://1001suns.com/nuclear-zen/ Keibo Oiwa is a cultural anthropologist, author, translator and environmental activist. He talks about the roots of nuclear culture, the failure of politics and the evolution of nuclear crises. “NUCLEAR ZEN” is part of “1001 SUNS”, a documentary essay exploring the controversial qualities and quantities of the nuclear age.  "Finding a positive thing in a very negative picture is the most difficult, most challenging type of criticism.“