Isfjord, Spitsbergen, May 2018

Spitsbergen- Barentsburg
Traces of coal mine industry, Barentsburg, Spitsbergen, May 2018

Artistic research on Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2018

While sailing around Spitsbergen I am interested in the transience of the polar region. What is seen by scientists whom are concerned with vanishing landscapes?

I focus on claims around the North Pole, arctic exploitation and general natural processes. An archive of found materials leads to site-specific work; sculpture, installation, film and photography

Miners pose inside Svea mine, Spitsbergen, early 20th century*

*LA SHIPA-History of Large Scale Resource Exploitation in Polar Areas, 2012 pg. 97

At coal mine no. 5, installation h. 1.85 m, buoy, rope, hose, steel, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, June 2018

My work is placed at the bottom of deserted mine hill no.5. The steel beam, which put out from the landscape, now occupies a certain space with its extension: a buoy from the sea

Movement of ice landscapes, sketches by prof. M.J.J.E. Loonen, ecologist*

* Arctic Center University of Groningen; research station is based at 78°N, Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen 

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