Delay Decay

Delay Decay


Installation explores the 19 day time lag between the initial accident at Chernobyl on April 26 1986 and its public disclosure on May 14 1986 with a televised speech by President Mikhail Gorbachev. 

Consists of 20 Pravda newspaper covers April 26-May 15 1986 (Duratrans) in a back-lit vitrine with a video  (4K) of slow moving radioactive clouds above.

Excerpts from Gorbachev’s Speech

Exhibited at Bildmuseet, Umea Sweden Sept, 29 2016
within the context of the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition curated by Ele Carpenter