Dark Ecology Programme Update
Following two extraordinary Dark Ecology Journeys in 2014 and 2015, the third and final journey will take place at the height of the Arctic summer: from 8–12 June 2016. Participants will travel from the Norwegian town Kirkenes to the Pasvik Valley and to Nikel and Zapolarny in Russia. The programme includes lectures, discussions, walks and performances as well as the presentation of new commissioned works. Justin Bennett will take participants on a soundwalk exploring the area around the Kola Superdeep Borehole. Espen Sommer Eide and Signe Lidén conducted research into the sound memories of local residents, with their Nikel Sound History Club, that will inform the instruments that they build and use in a number of performances. Dmitry Morozow will be undertaking a residency in April in the Pasvik Valley to create a new audiovisual installation, and Dutch artist Nickel van Duijvenboden will conduct a performative reading. Cecilia Jonsson has been doing intensive research in the Kirkenes area to explore suitable drilling sites and is preparing an installation created by drilling deep into the earth’s crust. Keep an eye on this website for regular programme updates. Sign up for the Dark Ecology newsletter here.