With THREE MILE ISLAND, Andrea Molino is composing a new work to be premiered in Karlsruhe (ZKM) in the frame of the Europäische Kulturtage on March 28, 2012. The concert is also the main event of an international environment meeting taking place at Karlsruhe in cooperation with the I.A.E.S. The Italian Premiere will take place at Rome (Teatro India) on May 21,th 2012.
In his multimedia staged concert, Molino undertakes to remind us of the nuclear accident that took place in Three Mile Island on the morning of the 28th March 1997. The research of the Austrian meteorologist Ignaz Vergeiner shows that the radioactive cloud travelled much further than the authorities admitted. The damage to people, objects and the environment was serious and irreversible.
Molino's work is based on written and video-recorded contributions by Ignaz Vergeiner, collected by Karl Hoffmann. The "Cloud". an interactive intermedial installation designed by a creative team of the Centre for Arts And Media in Karlsruhe and of the Department of Art & Media of the Zurich University of the Arts, will react in real time with the live performers and provide documentary style, factual information: the voice and face of Vergeiner, the testimonies of the survivors and the interviews with family members of the nuclear accident victims filmed on location.
The project is a co-production of ZKM Centre for Arts and Media Karlsruhe, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti (IUC), Rome, in collaboration with Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
THREE MILE ISLAND