All Photos: Gustavo Sanabria, Courtesy of Luzinterruptus
In the wake of the disaster at Fukushima, the German parliament voted overwhelmingly to rid the country of nuclear power by 2022. But while anonymous artistic group Luzinterruptus applauds the decision, it worries that "what politicians legislate today, they change tomorrow with impunity." So to keep the German public aware of the threat of nuclear power gone wrong, the group put together the installation "Radioactive Control," a creepy but humorous take on pervasive nuclear paranoia.
Luzinterruptus, which last month inflated hundreds of garbage bags to provoke thought about recycling, created the installation for the Dockville Festival in Hamburg. The "army" of threatening, glowing figures in anti-radioactive suits marches through bucolic fields.
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.
Personally, I see the creepy side more than the humorous one. But I would love to get Luzinterruptus to work on the Canadian tar sands.
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