Video installation for 6 projectors, 6 media players and Lee filters
14min. 27sec. Variable installation dimensions
American video artist Diana Thater relentlessly explores the tension between the natural environment and technological culture, the wild and the domestic, science and magic. To create this work, she went inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone to document the return of wild life in the town deserted by humans. “Chernobyl represents the failure of a massive political system, a way of life, and of science. Yet nature continues to persist. Not because it wants or chooses to, but because it must,” said the artist.
Testament to Diana Thater's artistic practice, Chernobyl, held in the Pinault Collection, was presented in the group show À Triple tour. Collection Pinault (“triple locked”) at the Paris Conciergerie, in 2013.
© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier. Photo : Aurélien Mole. Courtesy Pinault Collection
Diana Thater / Chernobyl 2011 / 6 Video projectors, 6 media players