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sounds of atomograd

Posted by Chris on October 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm  

1986. pripyat. atomograd. nuclear fallout. an unihabitable 30km radius exclusion zone is created (although around 300 mostly elderly residents remain). apparently wildlife is flourishing in the contaminated zone, high levels of radiation being less dangerous than the presence of humans…

… graffiti in pripyat inside the exclusion zone via

jacob kirkegaard went to the exclusion zone and made recordings of room sound in a few different places. he chose rooms which would have been centres of social activity; a church, auditorium, swimming pool and gymnasium. he played each recording back into the room and re-recorded it up to 10 times, creating a hum of reverb.

jacob kirkegaard – auditorium

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