Luzinterruptus Reminds the World of the Ever-Present Nuclear Threat

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: • References: luzinterruptus and treehugger
Luzinterruptus is well aware of the strange, almost willfully ignorant times we live in. With tens of thousands of nuclear warheads sitting idly in silos, waiting for the go-ahead, we could all be conceivably be vaporized at any moment. It's simply a matter of a rogue state, terrorists or an international debacle getting out of hand.

The anonymous art collective Luzinterruptus hopes to send a clear message to the electorate of Germany, which has just recently voted to eliminate nuclear energy as a power source by 2022: Keep the pressure on! Their 100-man exhibition at Hamburg's Dockville Festival manifests that communique. An army of vacuous soldiers dressed in radiation-proof suits illuminate the battlefield, reminding everyone that -- although we may choose to ignore it -- nuclear weapons capable of killing everything still exist. And we shouldn't allow that.

Remember that disasters like Fukushima, Chernobyl and 3-mile Island are irreversible. They should be cautionary tales, not operational "complications."