17 July 2010-31 January 2011. This 20-minute long interactive and multimedia movie, entitled 92 Atomic Bomb Explosions on the Planet Earth, by the British artist and director Peter Greenaway is projected at Rivellino in Locarno, Switerland, at a few hours from Milan underneath the fortress designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Peter Greenaway has selected 92, which is the number of uranium, of the more than 2,000 nuclear tests made from 1945 to 1988. He has made a list of these atomic bombs by cataloguing them for power, height of the nuclear fallout, name, state, place where they have been used and finally has made them explode in this documentary film with strong lightning like in a videogame. In the underground visitors hear the sound of the barrels of guns, which were shot from the fortress in 1600 at the time of Leonardo da Vinci, as well as the voice of Mao, who praises the first Chinese atomic test.

Greenaway praises the beauty of the atomic bomb from Bikini (Mururoa) to Tsar (Arctic Circle), mother of the MIRV warheads of the ballistic missiles. For Greenaway uranium will have to be used in the future for its energy potential, especially when petroleum is depleted, but without forgetting its destructive power.

The entrance of Rivellino is surrounded by 92 suitcases, filled with water, lunar sand, toys, red books, stones and coal, which are part of the wider project as well as of the meta-existential journey entitled Tulse Luper

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Address Rivellino. Galleria Locarno. Via al Castello 1 (corver with via B. Rusca), Locarno, Switzerland. Fri-Sat 15.00-17.00.

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The Atomic Bomb after Peter Greenaway in Locarno

Rivellino. Galleria Locarno. Via al Castello 1 (corver with via B. Rusca), Locarno, Switzerland. Fri-Sat 15.00-17.00.