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Spitsbergen- Barentsburg

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 

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