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Rossella Biscotti, IT

The installation by Italian artist Rossella Biscotti borrowed its title from the 1957 treaty that established the European Atomic Energy Community. The artist used lead and industrial copper cables auctioned after the closing of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania. These cables were recycled into new electrical wires which supplied electricity to a floor-based sculpture inspired by the work of sculptor Carl Andre. The work alluded to the widespread concern around nuclear energy in post-Cold War Europe.