Arctic Notes

Video installation
3 videos, 2-3min each. Played on director’s monitors with tripods and headphones.
size variable

Arctic Notes is a series of field notes from the artist’s expedition to the High Arctic in 2022. Each video concerns with the action of capturing---through the form of videography---in relation to an environment deemed delicate and important in today’s conversation on climate and the Anthropocene.

The choice of displaying the videos on director’s monitors on tripods was a conscious one: standing behind the monitor, the audience assumes the position of the director-cinematographer. Watching footage of various endangered species---polar bear, walruses and glacial ice, the audience joins the artist’s role in the Arctic as a subjective and active observer, whose observation inevitably acts upon the delicate environment.