HC Gilje - Barents (Mare Incognitum)
Dark Ecology Residency HC Gilje (photo by artist)Barents (Mare Incognitum) is an outdoor video installation by HC Gilje in Nikel (RU). The installation shows a slowly rotating view of the Barents Sea: up becomes down, East becomes West. HC Gilje shot the footage for the video in the border zone between Norway and Russia, facing the North Pole. He used his custom-built orbital camera, which slowly rotates around its own axis and captures the world that revolves around it, thus allowing for an atypical exploration and experience of spaces and landscapes. Border and thresholds become invisible, and the potential disaster inherent in the ocean is made visible. Barents (Mare Incognitum) is a commission for the second Dark Ecology Journey (2015). Thanks to the Childrens' Art School in Nikel for providing work space.
Tatjana Gorbachewskaja – Nikel Materiality
Sunday 29 November
16:00 - 18:00
Wood House, Nikel
Monday 30 November
12:00 - 15:30
Culture Palace Voskhod, Central Square, Nikel
Nikel Materiality by Tatjana Gorbachewskaja in collaboration with Katya Larina seeks to explore Nickel through the prism of the unique material ...
Joris Strijbos - IsoScope
Joris Strijbos’ IsoScope is a kinetic sound-and-light installation. It consists of multiple robotic wind objects that interact with each other and with the landscape to perform a generative composition manifesting itself through emergent behaviour. Commissioned for the 2015 Dark Ecology Journey.
LYSN: Murmansk Spaceport - ЛИСН: Мурманский Космодром
Hilary Jeffery’s Murmansk Spaceport is an environment designed for exploring unknown territories. Musicians from Murmansk (RU) and Bodø (NO) in the Barents Region work together with Hilary Jeffery in a new formation of LYSN to perform Murmansk Spaceport. Commissioned for the 2015 Dark Ecology Journey.
Tatjana Gorbachewskaja - Nikel Materiality
The story of Nikel is that of a place that transformed the natural environment, seemingly no longer dependent on its geographical, geological or atmospheric attachments to the Earth. Nikel Materiality by Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, in collaboration with Katya Larina, seeks to explore Nikel through the prism of the unique material substances that this city has created. Commissioned for the 2015 Dark Ecology Journey.
Zhanna Guzenko (Fridaymilk)
Zhanna Guzenko (RU) is curator and journalist for Fridaymilk. She is currently the head of the Barents Youth Cooperation Office and manages youth project implementation in the High North. Recent projects include UnCapitals, a creative camp for young artists in Olonets, Russia.