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Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger. An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. New York: Routledge, 2002.

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Gayle, Green.“Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima.”The Asia-Pacific Journal 10(1), no.3 (2011), Accessed 02, 05, 2022.

Hui, Yuk. Art and Cosmotechnics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021.

Interlandi, Pia. “Designing for Death.” Biodesigned: Issue 7, 19 May, 2021. Accessed 02, 05, 2022.

Jung, Carl Gustav and Karl Kerényi. The Science of Mythology. Translated by R.F.C. Hull. London: Routledge, 2002.

Ķencis, Toms. “The Latvian Mythological Space in Scholarly Time.” Archaeologica Baltica 15(1), 2013. Accessed 02, 05, 2022.

Kursīte, Janīna. Baltic Religion: History of Study. In: Thomson Gale Encyclopedia of Religion. Second Edition. Thomson Gale Editions, 2005, 767-773

Lefebvre, Henri. The Production of Space. Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1991. 

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Sentivani-Auziņa, Ieva. Dainas - Wit and Wisdom of Ancient Latvian Poetry. Rīga: Jumava, 2018.

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This research would not have been possible without the help of collaborators. I would like to express my special gratitude to Daina Zalāne and Juris Zalāns who introduced me to Latvian mythology and helped me find material to start my research on the dainas. A special thank you to Ilze Ceļmillere, who accompanied my explorations of the lighthouse of Ainazi and experimented with her beautiful voice. A big thank you to prof. And researchers Gareth Law, Mirkka Sarparanta, Kerttuli Helariutta, Igor Prozheev and Kenichiro Mizohata from Helsinki University, for the important insights into radioactivity and the help with the formula. A heartfelt thank you to artist and friend Notorische Ruhestörung for composing the music through the decoding process. My warmest gratitude to Emīlija Berga and Jurģis Lūsis, who have revised the translations of the Dainas and worked with me to realize the performance, and to Sabiles mākslas, kultūras un tūrisma centrs in Latvia, for hosting us.A warmest thank you to the research group RAT from Aalto University, which accompanied and guided this project from the very beginning. Finally, thank you to Rucka residency (Latvia) and Eskus - Performance Art Centre (Finland) for offering a space in which this project could be developed.

Images from the soil chromatography workshop "Down to Earth II" at SOLU/Bioart Society, Helsinki 2022