Die Müdigkeit kommt
Artistic research on Spitsbergen, 2018
While sailing, around the islands of Spitsbergen, I am aware of the finiteness of the northern landscape in its current climatic form. What exactly is seen by scientists who investigate this?
I archive personal finds, photographic documentation, sculptural installations, concepts for crossover collaboration, scientific studies and measurements that show the transience of this polar region.*
Die Müdigkeit kommt, discusses a general feeling of concern about the exhaustion of the earth and its fragile systems.
Movement of ice scapes, sketches by Maarten Loonen, arctic ecologist*
*The Arctic Center (University of Groningen, NED) shares research material giving insight into the complexity of measurement data that claim a future perspective.