NUCLEAR PLANT of LEMÓNIZ...2003/06
The destruction of a nuclear plant", is her personal and physical
involvement in the dismantling of the plant that shows the contradiction
between the monumental and dangerous industrial site and its real location
in natural paradise seashore.
This digital technology work in progress project was created by means
of long hours of video and photographic recordings, and endless objects
rescued from this huge nuclear plant in Bilbao now being dismantled.
Her interest in industrial archaeology and its inherent concerns -akin
to memory and oblivion, architecture, town planning and their social and
cultural resonances- are manifest in this work.
Lemoniz Nuclear Plant was built in the 70's, in Spain, some 20 miles out
of Bilbao in a steep and vast coastal spot. This imponent and controversial
industrial macro-complex never got to be inaugurated. The two cylindrical
monumental buildings, housing the reactors, the turbine chamber and the
whole aggregate of facilities adjuncted to the nuclear reactors have become
an essential document of the late 20th century industrial archeology.
Her first approach to Lemoniz, which probably is the most critical one,
tries to present this plant as a monster generated by a dream characteristic
of scientific or, more accurately, techno-scientific reasoning.
This work in progress has been shown in several spaces in one-person show
Gallería AELE Madrid june / july 06
Nuclear Plant / Control Mechanisms
CAB de BURGOS april / june 04
VANGUARDIA Gallery Bilbao december 03