Friday, January 5, 2007

In the South Pole

On January 4, 2006, we boarded a C-130 Hercules and flew to the South Pole. Upon landing, we successfully implemented a series of art installations as part of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program:

The 150,000-year Journey: Exploring time in geological instead of human timeframes

The Markers: Commemorating 50 years of the US permanent presence in the South Pole

The Longitudinal Installation: Diminishing distance and man-made barriers

Endangered World: Focusing on endangered species and environmental threats

Wind Words: Connecting with one another

Antarctic Painting: Honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton, by permanently placing the Antarctic explorer's portrait in the South Pole, the place that eluded him in life.

Some of these installations will be included in a travelling exhibit sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program. The international group show will be inaugurated in Oslo, Norway on June 5, 2007. For more information, see:

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