Spitsbergen- Barentsburg

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.

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