Grab your Geiger counter: a trip to Chernobyl’s first rave. The nuclear disaster site is being marketed as a tourist destination with novelty gas masks, radioactive ice cream and – now – a multimedia art show with the military. It is a two-hour drive from the centre of Kiev, following the banks of the Dnieper river into the woods. It is minus six degrees outside. Wild dogs scavenge at the side of the road. Our bus comes to a stop and military men in uniform tell us to disembark and ready our passports. We’re at the main check point of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. From here, signs warn us, everything is contaminated.
Guardian 28th Nov 2018 read more »