Luz Interruptus is a Spanish art collective that performs light installations in urban settings that literally “shine light” on problematic or misused urban spaces. About this installation, Luz Interruptus says: “We are by no means experts on nuclear issues, but we are opposed to nuclear power plants for all the reasons brought forward by the Fukushima disaster. While we undoubtedly will do other installations related to this theme, it is not the main focus of our work.”
“The installation ‘Radioactive Control’ was created for the Dockville Festival in Hamburg, Germany and sought to demonstrate, in a humorous tone, the paranoia that we are suffering from since the escape of radioactive material in Japan has brought into question the safety systems at nuclear power plants.”
“Germany has been the first developed country to announce the total abandonment of nuclear energy by 2022. We know that this was not an altruistic decision and has a lot to do with the creation of new and innovative industries, which will make them pioneers in the market. But, just in case they change their minds, we already know that what politicians legislate today, they change tomorrow with impunity, we wanted to simulate, for the festival, a life under the constant threat of nuclear accidents.”
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, says Luzinterruptus.