Public outcry in Germany following the tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan immediately resulted in 8 nuclear plant closures, with all remaining nuclear facilities to be closed by 2022. Outside of Japan, no other country responded to the Fukushima disaster as dramatically as Germany. Over the period of three weeks, I traveled by train to active and decommissioned nuclear power facilities throughout Germany. I hiked through cities and small villages and interviewed Germans on the topic of nuclear power and how the recent political decisions affect their personal lives.
Using my body in a performance-like gesture, I created a mark in time on the landscape surrounding the building as it is in flux between active and abandoned. For now, these massive monuments sit in a strange state; inoperable but not dead. Technologically impotent but also powerfully dangerous. They tower above the rolling hills, sit between the rivers and windy air and rest as scars on the landscape.