RADIOACTIVE STREETART

Street art, which is kind of clear in the name, mostly takes place on the street but Australian artist Guido van Helten decided to paint a mural of a photo made by Igor Kostin in a foreboding place.  

As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, the disused Chernobyl Reactor 5 became the site of this mural to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historical Chernobyl disaster. The photo taken by Igor was the first documentation of Chernobyl explosion which happen on April 26th, 1986 and continues to act as symbols and warnings of nuclear safety. The site is still radioactive but at low enough levels that some adventurous people make the trek to this wasteland.

Check out the photos of the project below and the short film made by Ukrainian film maker Geo Leros.