"Since the 1950s, the government has been running a huge particle collider and research facility a couple of miles outside of Stockholm. The facility is located underground and features a lot of experimental technology. All through the '50s, '60s, and '70s, everything goes splendidly, but just like with the Swedish welfare state during that time, the system starts to erode. And bad things follow. The images on my website chronicle the lives of the people of that world and how they are affected by the downfall of that behemoth science project. We don't know yet how it will end." And while those hulking black structures look ominous, Stalenhag says his world is too busy crumbling to be a threat to its people: "These people live in a society once motivated by a proud technological optimism."