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Sailing to Chernobyl
Kernwasser Wunderland

Anouk de Clercq, Joris Cool, and Eavesdropper are your tour guides to Kernwasser Wunderland, a “deserted landscape” of “abandonment and brooding emptiness,” where the asphyxiated din and howls of a former ecology are replaced by the boisterous clicking of a geiger counter.

Kernwasser Wunderland

Kernwasser Wunderland

But could they perhaps have taken us to the surface of the sun? Maybe to a future Guangxi, malignant and brackish?

Kernwasser Wunderland

Kernwasser Wunderland

Wherever you might have gone to, listen! Hear that? That's your DNA being sliced, repaired, and then snipped again. Hear that feedback loop? That's you being genetically recombined into a subspecies. And those incomprehensibly mesmerizing chants — the crackling, humming, ticking, whirring, pulsing, buzzing, throbbing from the deep? Those are the birth pangs of new landscapes borne out of contamination. New biotopes for new species.


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