Publication details [#8893]

Pivtorak, Yulia. 2007. Atomic love: Illya Chichkan. 13 pp.


The author introduces a video work by the Ukrainian artist Illya Chichkan (illus.) in which two figures in outsize protective clothing stroll through the deserted streets of Chernobyl and make love in different locations. The author examines the visual metaphor for the clash between personal space and the mythologized and forbidden city which was abandoned after becoming the scene of a nuclear catastrophe in April 1986. (LLBA, Accession Number 00486977, (c) CSA [2008]. All rights reserved.)