The cross-media exhibition Chornobyl360 opens at the UN on November 8, 2016

The cross-media exhibition Chornobyl360 opens at the UN on November 8, 2016

On November 7-18, 2016, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations will be hosting the cross-media exhibition Chornobyl360 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary after the disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant that is located in Ukraine, Eastern Europe.

“The main goal of Chornobyl360 is to show effects of the nuclear catastrophe and emphasize how global are consequences for humanity. With the help of Virtual Reality technology everyone can witness the elimination of disaster’s impact that lasts for 30 years and the liquidation process of the influence.” - said Kyrylo Pokutnyi, author and producer of Chornobyl360 project.

The exhibition is a cross media exposition which consists of two parts: the immersive documentary Chornobyl360 that will be available in the virtual reality masks; moreover, black and white photos from the exclusion zone. The photo project is performed in analog technology.

'It has been 30 years since Chornobyl disaster shook Ukraine. Now we have a new generation of people in the world and particularly in Ukraine, who have heard about it only from the media. The purpose of the project is to draw attention to the aftermath of the tragedy.” - said Ivan Chernichkin, photographer and curator of the photo exhibition.

Chornobyl360 is the cross media project which combines all areas of contemporary visual arts: photo, video, audio, virtual reality and offers a complex perception of the biggest technological disaster in the world.

This socially educational project was supported by people from more than 40 countries on the Kickstarter, international crowdfunding platform. This phenomenon demonstrates the relevance to social issues and necessity of exposing it by virtual reality.

The project has been involving dozens of specialists. For all of them Chornobyl topic is tied with their lives. This disaster started to fade away from our memories but it should not be forgotten as we must remember what happened. This horrific event is an expensive lesson for humankind and a warning to the future generations. The team of the project is working on the integration of Chornobyl360 in educational programs around the world.

Virtual reality documentary will give a chance to observe 360-degree videos from drones, CGI graphics and 3D sound. Viewers of the film also will be able to see exclusive interactive locations and people from 1986, which are recreated specially for the project.

The team is also working on photogrammetry of 3D scenes of Chornobyl plant's locations for keeping the history.

The exhibition is supported by the the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Opening ceremony: November 8, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

Venue: United Nations Headquarters (405 E 45 nd St, 1 st Avenue, 1B Neck near Vienna Café)


Kyrylo Pokutnyy - producer Chornobyl360


Ivan Chernichkin - photographer, exhibition curator