Femke Herregraven (NL) is designer and researcher who, as part of Bitcaves, probes borders and power structures through artistic interrogation. Concepts that run through her work are the geographies of avoidance and finance's ability to carve out new geographies through spatial organisation. Links: www.bitcaves.net/home/ (source photo: www.curatingreality.nl)2014 2015
Femke Herregraven - Staring into the Ice
For her Dark Ecology commission, Staring into the Ice, Femke Herregraven examines the relations between the financial world and global warming, and how the melting Arctic ice now opens up new investment opportunities and trading routes for financial markets by making it possible to lay submarine cables on the Arctic seabed.
Friday 10 October 2014
On Friday 10 October the programme crosses the border to Nikel. Different aspects of Nikel, its history, industry, culture and environment are explored through guided walks, followed by the second part of the symposium with, amongst others, Dutch artist/designer Femke Herregraven presenting her latest research commissioned for Dark Ecology.