part of R&Sie(n) installation at the venice biennale removed part of R&Sie(n) installation at the venice biennale removed
sep 10, 2010

part of R&Sie(n) installation at the venice biennale removed

‘autunite’ stones, a part of ‘building that never dies’ installation by R&Sie(n) at the venice architecture biennale 2010

francois roche has just informed designboom that a part of R&Sie(n)‘s installation at this year’s venice architecture biennale was removed for potential safety hazards. ‘thebuildingwhichneverdies‘, is a structure focused on researching various social, environmental and astronomical elements of light and darkness.

the installation featured a small pile of ‘autunite’ stone, a naturally radioactive rock that registered at a level of 0.88 micro sievert/hour. while the experts concluded that the radiation was not harmful and under the acceptable dosage, they were removed by venice firefighter’s police officials soon after the biennale opened to the public.

to read more about the ‘thebuildingwhichneverdies’, click here for our previous coverage of the installation.

radioactive stones

shots of the installation and the stone before they were removed images © designboom

exhibition view images © designboom

  • “the installation featured a small pile of ‘autunite’ stone, a naturally radioactive rock that registered
    at a level of 0.88 micro sievert/hour. while the experts concluded that the radiation was not harmful and under the acceptable dosage, they were removed by venice firefighter’s police officials soon after the biennale opened to the public.”

    I’m confused, why were they removed???

    libertyjustice says:
  • re: libertyjustice,

    Because people are idiots. The local “Officials” saw something that frightened them and had the objects removed.

    populattice says:
  • perfect exemple of a stupid precautionary principle.

    meanwhile cell phones radiations might be brain blenders but who gives a f…? theres’ 2 much dough at stake.

    buzzoff says:
  • Ok!Both are harmful and maybe the mobile phones even more. For me the question is why and how do you “make” art like this? I mean just by exposing some stones made by the nature… We have been confused I think..

    a designer.. says:

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