CORRIDOR 1: ONKALO
with a site-specific work byArmin KeplingerandHeHe, Egor Kraft,Klaus Lutz
In 2020 the first long-term nuclear waste repository in the world will be ready for use in Finland under the name Onkalo. Onkalo is a deep geological construction, built over a period of 25 years and made for storing highly radioactive nuclear waste in a safe manner until its decay in 100,000 years. The project raises questions not only about the conservation, reliability and durability of the site, but also of how life on earth could look like in a very distant future and how to protect the inhabitants from opening the site.For »Corridor 1: Onkalo« visitors enter into speculations of how to transmit information about the site’s danger over thousands of years; of imagining who or what that information will be transmitted to; and what the potential discoverers will believe they have found when they come across Onkalo.This exhibition is intended as a multilayered discussion around the topic of Onkalo, mixing artistic positions and non-art materials with a site-specific commissioned work by artist Armin Keplinger.
»Corridor 1: Onkalo« is the first of insitu collective's three exhibition cycle dealing with the potential of time travel. Described as Corridors, each exhibition takes visitors on an unfolding narrative into a significant moment related to scientific discoveries or notorious events in history. The cycle also includes »Corridor 2: Pachamama«, »Corridor 3: Valdemar Daa« and the prelude »Timebridge«.
insitu Berlin (former location)Kurfürstenstrasse 21–22, Berlin-Schöneberg
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Intro design for »Corridor I: Onkalo« by Christian Mewis.»Corridor I: Onkalo« (install view) 2016. Photo: Markus Georg.
»Corridor I: Onkalo« (install view) 2016. Left: Egor Kraft, URL Stone 2015, marble, JPG File, Wikipedia article, single-channel video, 95 x 70 cm. Courtesy of Multimedia Art Museum Moscow. Photo: Markus Georg.
»Corridor I: Onkalo« (install view) 2016. Photo: Markus Georg.
Armin Keplinger »III« 2016. Aluminium, heating source, paraffin, iron chloride III. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Markus Georg.
»Corridor I: Onkalo« (street view) 2016. Window: HeHe »Domestique catastrophe N°3: La Planète Laboratoire« 2012. HD video, silent. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Markus Georg.
HeHe »Domestique catastrophe N°3: La Planète Laboratoire« (film still) 2012. HD video, silent. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Markus Georg.