Artist-led expeditions at the end of the earth with indigenous culture and ecology. Reconnect to nature learn from indigenous knowledge and explore pressing issues of our time.
Arctic 70°N (Sápmi, Northern Europe) presents a rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic & creative practices at the end of the earth above the arctic circle. In the sub-arctic areas of Northern Norway rural communities live remotely and dependent on nature. Here we have collaborated 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.
Our fluid, site-responsive program introduces creatives to the local ecology and culture as well as contemporary socio-political issues and historical contexts of the area, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities both socially + economically through our presence and exchange.
We cultivate spaces that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth, the freedom to learn and experiment creatively, gather and find new inspiration in a remote, vast place far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations. Though this program we engage with new ecological and cultural perspectives of our time in a multitude of ways, as well as promoting necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet to others worldwide.
Funds generated from our on the ground expeditions go to sustain the project, the workers involved and into the remote communities we share with, supporting infrastructure, community, outreach and conservation of remote places. We currently offer the possibility of partial financial aid on all our programs.