<div class="pull-right align-right"><span class="lieu">Los Angeles County Museum of Art<br></span> <br><br><br></div> <div class="clearfix"><span class="col m-1"> </span><span class="title">Diana</span><br><br><br> <span class="col m-5"> </span><span class="title col">Thater</span></div> <div class="clearfix"> <br><br><br> Diana Thater (born in 1962 in San Francisco, lives and works in Los Angeles) creates hybrid, immersive installations in which multiple video projections are integrated into their exhibition space. In her work, she decrypts a wide range of natural phenomena—clouds forming, the sun shining, bees gathering pollen—and explores the complex relationships between human society and nature. Her work <i>Chernobyl</i> (2010) is on loan from the Pinault Collection to LACMA for the duration of her large-scale retrospective. <br><br>The six videos that constitute this installation were filmed in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, the restricted space, sixty kilometers in diameter around the former nuclear power plant. By showing the destroyed architecture and landscapes, but in which animals, mostly horses, can roam free, the artist emphasizes the paradox inherent in this territory: nature has now reclaimed ownership of this space, rendered, through human action, one of the most radioactive in the world. <b>L.E.</b></div>
Diana THATER<br /><i>Chernobyl</i> — 2012 — Video installation — 14’30’’
 

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