What does the word ‘Chernobyl’ bring to mind? A nuclear catastrophy. A government lie about a radioactive cloud that didn’t cross our border. Deformed children. An utter disaster. Chernobyl is like radioactivity itself: dangerous, yet abstract. So how can we make sense of this abstraction? How can we embody a possible experience of this zone? How can we bring into the realm of the living something that endangers our very life? How can we make the invisible visible, speak the unspeakable, if not through art?
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