In 2010, Alice Miceli – PIPA Prize 2014 winner – presented for the first time her “Chernobyl Project” at the 29th São Paulo Biennial. The photographic series reveals the impact of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear station using an unexpected technique. Instead of light, the artist decided to use the gama rays remaining from the accident to expose the photographic film. Now, eight years later, ZUM magazine publishes the complete travel diaries from Miceli’s time at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. In the photographs, records of the paths the artist went through while travelling around the Ukrainian territory and the traces she found there. “Entire lives left behind, in minutes’ time,” she says.
See Miceli’s complete diaries (available in Portuguese only) at ZUM magazine‘s website.