Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer than They Appear

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  • Year: 2016
  • Place: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Land: Ukraine (51.2043585,30.3330770973879) centr.
  • Category: Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins and Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil
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The photographic series OBJECTS IN MIRROR MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR provides a view into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone from a deer’s perspective. Through the use of a camera mounted to a deer’s antlers and pointed toward one of its eyes, images of the reflection in the deer’s eye show parts of the uninhabitable area 30 kilometres around the former nuclear power plant. >>

“What is then seen is the reflection of the landscape onto the animal’s retina: a mixture of an invisibly decaying but thriving natural ecosystem and the ruins left by the humans that once dominated this space, rejected infrastructures of a forgotten nuclear past.” (Julian Charrière) >>


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