Radioactive Control by LuzinterruptusJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011
The MS Dockville Festival is turning into one of the better art festivals of the year. First, Evol and his Rural City, and now Luzinterruptus and his amazing field installation, Radioactive Control. The piece demonstrates the paranoia that we are suffering from since the escape of radioactive material in Japan, questioning the safety at nuclear power plants.
The Dockville Festival ran from August 12—14 near Hamburg, Germany. This installation took about 6 days to create, and is up what appears to be 30 days.
As the artist wrote on their site, "With our mysterious army of 100 illuminated radioactive figures, which advanced threateningly on the natural environment of the festival, we wanted to invite reflection regarding the use and abuse of nuclear energy, cheap in economic terms, but which can cause grave secondary effects for the environment and health, forever irreversible.
"Germany has been the first developed country to announce the total abandonment of nuclear energy by 2022, we know that this was not an altruistic decision and has a lot to do with the creation of new and innovative industries, which will make them pioneers in the market. But just in case they change their minds, we already know that what politicians legislate today, they change tomorrow with impunity, we wanted to simulate, for the festival, a life under the constant threat of nuclear accidents."
All photos by Gustavo Sanabria
Thank you to Martyn and Nuart for the head's up.