Dark Ecology Critical Writing Academy Report
On 9 and 10 October 2015, Dark Ecology and Fridaymilk organised a two-day Critical Writing Academy in Murmansk. Norwegian and Russian writers with a connection to the Barents Region were selected to take part in the Academy led by Rosa Menkman and the experts Furqat Palvazande and Arne Skaug Olsen.
Nikel and Nikel Materiality
Nikel is a small Russian mining city near the border with Norway. It was founded in the 1930s after enormous quantities of nickel were found nearby. At the time the area was Finnish. An infrastructure for mining the nickel was built in the 1930s with help from Canadian companies. Mining operations began in 1940.
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 ...
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.
Cecilia Jonsson - Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys
Prospecting: a Geological Survey of Greys is an interdisciplinary, site-specific art project that appropriates the scientific geological methods of extracting, analysing and categorising mineral specimens. In doing so, the project addresses the distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences.
Dark Ecology Journey: First Report
We are back home from a successful second Dark Ecology Journey. From 26 to 30 November we travelled with a group of more than 50 artists, researchers, curators, writers and organisers to Kirkenes in Northern Norway from where we took a bus to Murmansk in Russia, to Zapolyarny and Nikel, and back to Kirkenes. Here is an initial report of the journey, more will follow shortly.
Dark Ecology Curated Walks
Thursday 9 June
13:30 - 17:00
The five guided walks on Thursday – occasionally using other means of transportation to reach more remote areas – explore different aspects of the Pasvik Valley: the pollution, the river, the brown bears, the archaeology, and the insects. Please note that the curated walks can only be attended by Dark Ecology Participants