Exposition Near Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station
The government allocated some $50,000 for the initiative
Electronic music, art installations, and colorful animations were part of the exhibition. The exhibition was called “Artefact.”
The event was meant to highlight the importance of sharing and spreading information. In the wake of the Chornobyl disaster in 1986, Soviet authorities covered up the devastation the reactor explosion caused. Now, the ghost town of Pripyat, where the exhibition was hosted, and the surrounding areas, cannot be inhabited for more than 24,000 years.
“The viewer should think about where the truth is. It doesn’t matter if they spread information or consume it, they have to realize where the information came from and what result it will have,” Svitlana Korshunova, the curator of the ‘Artefact’ project said.
The music created for the installation was created by French musician Christophe Hetier.
More than 70 percent of the project was financed by Ukraine’s Cultural Fund. The government allocated some $50,000 for the initiative.
“We received 716 applications, and the project ‘Artefact’ won in a difficult contest and received the funding. Audiovisual industries are one of the eight priority sectors of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund. Culture and information security are incredibly important. They are based on the events that are happening now in the lives of the Ukrainian people,” Oleksandra Fedir, head of the Ukrainian cultural fund said.