Artistic research on Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2018
While sailing around Spitsbergen I look at the northern landscape in its current form. What is investigated by scientists whom are concerned with the transience of this polar region?
I collect foto’s, film, materials, studies of ecological experiments and archaeological essays on Arctic exploitation.
My artistic research leads to 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