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Infoshop radiating Monday: Into Eternity

 Monday, 17th of February in Klit, at 18h


At our last activist dinner the discussion on current demonstrations regarding Paks facility, our thoughts went to nuclear energy which made me remember the fascinating documentary film Into Eternity, dir. by Michael Madsen, in 2009. After this film, make sure you will learn and remember a nice, weird word in finnish language – “onkalo” for good.

Here’s a trailer:

Into Eternity is an unique art work that deeply explores the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions that long-term nuclear waste storage poses.

Structured as a message to future generations, the piece focuses on the Onkalo waste repository now under construction in Finland, one of the first underground storage facilities. Onkalo is a gigantic network of tunnels being carved out of bedrock that will start receiving Finland’s nuclear waste in 2020. Once the repository is full, in about 100 years, it will be closed and hopefully remain sealed for at least 100,000 years.

Into Eternitytakes viewers deep into the Onkalo facility as it is being constructed and asks Onkalo representatives, scientists, theologians and others to address fundamental but challenging questions.


How can our civilization know what the world will be like in 100,000 years? The first modern homo sapiens appeared about that long ago and no human structure has survived more than 5000 years. How can we anticipate climate and geologic changes that far in the future? What will life on our planet be like then? How do we warn distant generations of the deadly waste our civilization left behind? What languages or signs will they understand? How 

With its stark, stylistic approach, the video work Into Eternity by the Danish artist Michael Madsen not only raises questions about the possibility of long-term nuclear waste storage, but also invites reflection on the limits of science and human knowledge, along with our responsibility to future we prevent them from thinking they have located the pyramids of our time or some other treasures?

Film’s special website:

Duration: film 1h 15′ and interview with Madsen 44′ (if we decide to watch it) followed by conversation. Before the film and discussion some home made fanta and pop corn will be served but not as bribery (:

Monday, 17th of February in Klit, at 18h

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