Artist Statement →
To which extent are we responsible for our actions for future generations? The monument reminds us of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, pointing out which effects it caused on mankind and nature, but also how vulnerable and strong nature can be. The contaminated area must be covered with concrete. The shape is based on a folded analogy of piling up tectonic plates, allowing flora and fauna to grow during thousands of years. At the positions of the former reactors an interior space opens up, before fading into the sea. Arriving at the "Monument of Time“ focuses on one direction as the goal. At the end of the long ramp through a narrow slit you enter the reactor hall, filled with light. As time is passing by, the concrete collapses with increasing vegetation. Initially bare and defined only by the triangular structure, it will later remain visible only as fragments.