Chernobyl Rose Hedge a virtual monument to nuclear disaster
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A dense network of roses is going to cover the ruined Chernobyl power plant.
Growing through collective action in virtual space it is going to form a decentralized monument and a protective ornament.

30 years after the Chernobyl disaster a giant new shelter was slid over the demolished reactor.
This New Safe Confinement (NSC) is supposed to provide safety from uncontrolled nuclear leakage for the next 100 years.

But are engineering skills sufficient to withstand wars, revolutions and climatic changes?
A look 100 years backwards in history turns this promise of safety doubtful.
For a 100 years period the construction of the NSC shall remain tight. For a 100 years period the magical rose hedge safely enclosed the Sleeping Beauty with an impenetrable barrier.

Let’s built a rose hedge together to improve the promises of technology.
Dropping flowers of roses to the confinements surface – symbolically for all present and future victims – their stems will interlace to form a strong braided shield out of wishes and hope for the future.
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Dimensions of the shelter:
165m large
260m wide
110m high


Dimensions of the rose hedge to cover the NSC:
165m large
370m wide


art project by Copa & Sordes