Spitsbergen- Barentsburg

Die Müdigkeit kommt

Artistic research on Spitsbergen, 2018

In the act of sailing around the islands of Spitsbergen, I focus on the finiteness of the Northern landscapes in its current climatic form. What exactly is seen by scientists who investigate this? 

I build an archive that consists personal finds, photographic documentation, sculptural installation, archaeological studies and measurements that show the transience of this polar region.*

With the artistic research, Die Müdigkeit kommt, discusses the general knowledge or feeling is that is evoked about the exhaustion of the earth and its fragile systems.

Movement of ice scapes, sketches by Maarten Loonen, tutor and 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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