IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SAMI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. A REMOTE RESEARCH BASE FOR ARTISTS AT THE END OF THE EARTH TO EXPLORE PRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL + SOCIAL ISSUES OF OUR TIME THROUGH CREATIVE PROJECTS.
At the end of the earth, on a remote island in the coast of the sub-arctic areas of Norway, where small communities live remotely, dependent on nature. We are collaborating with a small fishing community and the northern european indigenous - Saami Center of Contemporary Art, who's focus is to promote global indigenous perspectives. There are many things that threaten the arctic environment from deep sea drilling and climate change to mineral mining, wind farms and extensive logging, which are encroaching more and more upon reindeer herding grounds and fishing areas.
La Wayaka Current - Arctic 78°N presents a rare opportunity to support the research and development of new interdisciplinary works and projects informed by this environment and engage in urgent and valuable debate, whilst presenting benefits for local communities socially and economically through a cultural exchange, focussed on spreading their message to others globally.
Invited participants will be living immersed in the wild arctic, coastal landscape under phenomenons such as the midnight sun and auroura borealis northern lights.
This in-residence program is self directed + research based for 21 days (42 days possible with reason). We provide support, local transfers, a space to work, translated talks, workshops and research trips along with accommodation, meals and water for participants.
Works developed through this will be exhibited at future exhibitions in major cities globally, bringing them to new audiences, in order to promote necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet and cities worldwide.