“You can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t taste it, can’t talk about it”
Community Reading Performances of Chernobyl Voices on
- Wednesday April 18, 4:00-4:30pm
- Saturday May 5, 1-1:30pm
- Thursday May 17, 4:00-4:30pm
as part of the exhibition
ECHOES OF LOSS: ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO TRAUMA
Members of the Flagstaff community read aloud fragments of survivor voices from Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster in 1986. The performance takes place in front of Gabriela Bulisova’s photographs Chernobyl Revisited: Half-Lives and Half-Truths. Bulisova had traveled to the “exclusion zone” in Belarus to capture the aftereffects of the nuclear catastrophe. The spoken testimony comes from Svetlana Alexievich’s book Voices from Chernobyl for which she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. On each of the three days, different fragments will be read.
This event is free and open to the public.