Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Links to Arctic Videos

It's now been 5 months since I sailed the Arctic Ocean, and I have finally been able to wrap my head around the experience, somewhat :)

This trip - all around - gave me more of an appreciation of the ephemeral aspect of life. I learned that there is quite the fragile balance between darkness and light, and that embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as succumbing to our fears. What's that old saying, "Uncertainty is the only certainty there is?" I think it holds true. It was a great lesson about living in the moment, as no one knows the future of this vast region in years to come. One thing for sure: it's all symbiotic. The separation of me from you, from us from the glaciers, of the glaciers from the desert is all an illusion.

I created two videos from this venture. Here are the titles and the links for viewing, I hope you enjoy.

What Does Home Mean To You?
Video, Writings, Drawings, Audio, Installations
2015 (ongoing)
Spitsbergen, Norway
Arctic Circle

This video is part of a series of work created while in an artist residency program sailing on the Arctic Ocean
around Spitsbergen, Norway. A collection of interviews, written statements, and audio recordings share people’s ideas of what the word Home means to them. These were then saved in a weatherproof time capsule and buried for future generations to find.



A Letter To My Sister
Video 2015
Spitsbergen, Norway
Arctic Circle

This video is part of a series of work created while in an artist residency program sailing on the Arctic Ocean
around Spitsbergen, Norway. A Letter To My Sister represents the fragility of both humans and our planet as well as reminding us that all things are temporary.




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