Artistic research on Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2018
While sailing around Spitsbergen I look at the northern landscape. What is investigated by scientists whom are concerned with the transience of this polar region?
I collect found materials and focus on arctic exploitation, natural processes, ecological experiments and archaeology. My research leads to photography, site-specific work, sculpture and installation.
Movement of ice landscapes, sketches by prof. M.J.J.E. Loonen, ecologist*
* Before my journey starts Maarten Loonen gives me basic insight in northern environmental systems at the Arctic Center (University in Groningen). His activities are based in a research station in Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen