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Alex Selenitsch

is a Melbourne architect whose work for GKW is: 

  • 1000 eggs (one egg = 250 years) ( A3 black & white photocopies, handmarks, 1999)

  • Primary Egg on the Rock of Ages (140 wood prototype for casting)

  • Certificate of Title with Covenant ( Colour photocopy 1999

'Primary Egg on the Rock of Ages' installation

Full installation

Egg with warning light

Artist's statement:


We have x amount of radio-active waste in OZ. It is our 20th century souvenir without parallel.

I propose that everyone become a custodian of a small amount and through something like our Land Titles, pass this custody on to the future. The waste would be held in a gold/platinum/etc. shrine, with associated rules and festivals for care and maintenance.

This work is put forward as a tangible image of the unimaginable timescale which we face. Think of the possibilities: the re-casting of the protective container every 200 years, (ONE THOUSAND TIMES OR MORE); the founding of the Geiger Order, whose principal myth is the Deliverer who will one day reveal a simple formula which renders the waste harmless; the black market in rental facilities; the isotope alert imbedded in every citizen when they reach the Age of Isotopic Responsibility....

Deed of title

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