8Although four years went-by, since The Luzinterruptus studio exhibited their piece Radio Active Control in 2011 as a protest against the dramatic nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nothing seemed to change much.

Courtesy of Luzinterruptus - Photography of Pablo Martínez Muñiz.- Radio Active Control Installation

Courtesy of Luzinterruptus – Photography of Pablo Martínez Muñiz.- Radio Active Control Installation

Upon those facts, the Studio was asked in September to join Lux Festival in Besancon (France), with a request of creating a dramatic light installation.

Courtesy of Luzinterruptus - Photography of Pablo Martínez Muñiz.- Radio Active Control Installation

Courtesy of Luzinterruptus – Photography of Pablo Martínez Muñiz.- Radio Active Control Installation

“Shocked by Fukushima’s dramatic leak, it looks like nothing has changed at all – quite on the contrary, the use of nuclear energy is on the rise. So our past claims are still current, especially in France, the second largest producer of nuclear power in the world in terms of volume after the United States – or the first, if this is production is compared to the number of inhabitants.” That was the designer statement when they started working on this installation.

Their creation was a simple army of 150 radioactive looking creatures, though very bright in appearance but with an intimidating feeling linked to its appearance, much like nuclear bombs, very light-full when it occurs but with much disturbing damage indeed.

By Yosra Abdel-Rahman

 

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