ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO

ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO

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Shot during the circumnavigation of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Arctic Archipelago in August 2020 as part of inquiry into sea ice and the geopolitics of the Circumpolar North. The challenge with this visual material is that of “denaturalising” the image.  While the most visible proof that something is happening may be that of an ice shelf calving these are environments that are saturated with politics: colonial, extractivsist, military-intelligence etc. What can be seen, sensed and known about these spaces beyond the melancholic register of melting ice?

Original musical score by Mohamad Safa.

Exhibited with its companion video footnote Not Planet Earth.

Arctic Archipelago forms part of the multi-year research project Learning from Ice.

Full-length preview copy of this video for public screening & exhibition is available upon request. 

EXHIBITIONS
Synthetic Ecology, Beijing Art Technology Biennale (2022)

The Ocean, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2021)



HD video, colour with stereo sound,   26:20, 2021 Preview trailer  

     
 


This project was produced with the commissioning support of the Bergen Kunsthall.


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