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Rolfe, Nigel, 2015, Show, Exhibition or Event, Arctic Action - Various Works

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Arctic Action: Various works

A series of four actions and works made live and sited in particular locations and landscapes, correspondent with them and related to their environmental significances and meaning:
- Born To Be Wild: glacier in Oscar II Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard
- White Shroud: Barentsburg (Russian remainin mining town in Svalbard)
- The Future Is Uncertain: International Seed Vault, Svalbard
- Chair For The North: Waters Edge, Svalbard

The fifth work is a public performance:
- Hanging Vessel : Town Square, Svalbard

The idea of the project was to create a sustainable and innovative event showcasing major international artists representing different tendencies in performance art; to give time to the artist to come closer to the environment, to better understand it, feel it and work in it.
The objective of Arctic Action is to profile it as an innovative and high quality event of live art on the international contemporary art scene and highlight its natural core themes, the relationship between man and nature and environmental protection. It was a hope that the art works produced in the exceptional natural environment of Svalbard will stimulate a greater awareness on the fragility of our planet.
Arctic Action is a different international live event focusing on the artists working within an ecological approach. Moreover, discussing issues on the relationship of sustainable development and its relation to art, as well as art’s relation to scientific research on the environment.

Official URL: http://arcticaction.info/2015#Nigel_Rolfe
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Copyright Holders: Nigel Rolfe/Arctic Action Festival
Funders: Arctic Action, Svalbard, Norway
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 11:01
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3257

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