Saturday, June 13th, 2009 | decay, project wormwood, reviews | No Comments
WebUrbanist.com, my favorite webzine on architecture and urban art, has just published a new “fanbase artist showcase”. This edition included my Chernobyl Journal. From the other featured artists, I especially like Pim Palsgraaf‘s “Multiscapes”, which combines architectural models with taxidermy.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | project wormwood, reviews | No Comments
Just finishing my breatkfast before I head to catch my plan east, first to Riga, then to Kyiv. Before I leave, here are a couple of the many, many resources about Chernobyl out there. If you want to know more, check them out.
- Mary Mycio, “Wormwood Forest”: An excellent book by a biologist about the zone of exclusion, and the effect of radiation on its flaura and fauna. Scientifically down-to-earth, but chillingly entertaining.
- Robert Polidori: “Chernobyl & Prypiat”: A beautiful, and probably the most well-known photo book capturing the haunted beauty of Prypiat and the zone
- “Inside Chernobyl’s Sarcophagus”: BBC documentary for the 10th year’s anniversary of the accident.
- “Chernobyl 2006“: YouTube video by Carl Montgomery showing impressions and discussions from a trip to the zone
- “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Shadow over Chernobyl” – an RPG/FPS taking place in an alternate history of the zone, inspired by Tarkovsky’s movie “Stalker“
- “Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare” – FPS with two levels in Prypiat (the maps mash up a couple of locations in Prypiat, but it’s intense and beautifully made)
- The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – great introduction site
- chernobyl.info – the official international information platform for Chernobyl
I’m planning to post updates on my Twitter account, maybe even on the blog during my trip – it’s all a matter of cell phone reception.
Meanwhile, thanks for all your support and encouragement – see you soon!
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 | decay, hdr, project wormwood, reviews, updates | 6 Comments
For almost two years, I have been planning a trip to one of the most deserted places on earth – deserted in the sense of “people have lived there and left”. The place is the city of Pryptiat near Chernobyl. And it is the most radioactively polluted spot on earth.
“Chernobyl”, which is Ukrainian, means “Wormwood” in English. Wormwood is typically known for its bitter taste and it being one of the main ingredients of absinthe. It also bears a strange biblical references to a star which, in an apocalyptic vision of John the Evangelist, fell from the sky and made the waters undrinkably bitter.
“Project Wormwood” seemed a suitable name for this project. › Continue reading
Looking for pictures from Chernobyl?
- Chernobyl Hospital « The Hyperarchival Parallax on About Me
- Lost Place – Tschernobyl | Picture & Geocachingblog on Chernobyl Journal
- Urban Decay « Uncategorized on Chernobyl Journal
- Abandoned places: Pripyat Hospital, Chernobyl | Under the Mountain Bunker on Chernobyl Journal
- Bên trong b?nh vi?n b? b? hoang ? Chernobyl | Vi?t Nam ??p – Hình ?nh ??p & tin t?c Vi?t Nam on Chernobyl Journal