100 'Radioactive Figures' Haunt Hamburg Landscape Favorite 



Aug 28 2011


Hamburg Germany

ART COLLECTIVE LUZINTERRUPTUS has created an installation made up of 100 glowing “radioactive” figures for the Dockville Festival in Hamburg.

The human-size figures appear to be wearing special white protective clothing and marching, heads down, across the landscape. The eerie structures contain a number of lights which make them appear to glow ominously in the dark.

According to the collective, the installation, titled Radioactive Control, was created to “demonstrate, in a humorous tone, the paranoia that we are suffering from since the escape of radioactive material in Japan which brought into question the safety systems of nuclear power plants.”

The aim was to invite reflection on the use and abuse of nuclear energy, which, the group says, might be cheap in economic terms but can have grave effects for the environment. Germany was deemed an appropriate place for the installation, since it announced this year that it would abandon nuclear energy by 2022.

Sourced from: http://www.wired.com/2011/08/luzinterruptus-radioactive-control/

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