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21. October 2009

News: API awards three competition submissions

The cooperative project Arctic Perspective – Third Culture directs attention to the global cultural and ecological significance of the polar regions.

These are zones of contemporary geopolitical conflict and at the same time potential spaces for transnational and intercultural cooperation and collaboration. In view of the effects of climate change, the economic exploitation of untapped reservoirs of energy and natural resources in the polar regions is beginning to seem increasingly feasible.
 
By contrast, the cooperative project Arctic Perspective – Third Culture 2008-2010 emphasizes that the significance of the polar regions is not exclusively economic. Rather, the (inhabited) Arctic and the (uninhabited) Antarctic, as well as the radical cultural and ecological changes taking place at the North and South poles, are central to a critical understanding of the complex planetary system that involves a dynamic relationship between culture, economy, geopolitics, and ecology.
 
The partner organizations from five different countries – HMKV (Dortmund, Germany), The Arts Catalyst (London, Great Britain), Projekt Atol (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Lorna (Reykjavik, Iceland) und C-TASC (Montréal, Canada) – are working jointly on enhancing public awareness of the cultural and ecological significance of the Arctic. The project aims to bring closer to a wide audience the urgency of the problems emerging in the Arctic with particular clarity: the changing cultural landscape of the region, the potential for new intercultural dialogue, conflicting economic and territorial interests, ecological problems, climate change, and the effects of ecological changes on the life of the Inuit.
 
With the means of (media) art and interdisciplinary artistic research (“third culture”) the project examines the complex global cultural and ecological interrelations in the Arctic, develops concepts for the construction of sustainable tactical communication systems and infrastructure and sustainable art/science research stations aimed at the furthering of interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue and cooperation. The jointly obtained results will be presented in the framework of European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 as well as the international media-art conference ISEA 2010 RUHR.

Accompanying the project, a four volume publication is published by Hatje Cantz.


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Arctic Perspective
June 18 – October 10, 2010
HMKV at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
PHOENIX Platz 4 (Hochofenstr. / corner Rombergstr.)
44263 Dortmund
www.hmkv.de
 
The Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations whose goal is to direct attention to the global cultural and ecological significance of the polar regions. These are zones of contemporary geopolitical conflict and at the same time potential spaces for transnational and intercultural cooperation and collaboration. The exhibition Arctic Perspective documents the steps that have been taken in order to create a mobile work and habitation system which can be used for nomadic dwelling and mediabased work “on the land”, away from the established Arctic settlements. The exhibition focuses on the notions of architecture, geopolitics, autonomy, technology, and landscape.
 
Exhibition curators:
Inke Arns, Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan
 
Partner institutions:
HMKV, Dortmund (DE), Projekt Atol, Ljubljana (SI), The Arts Catalyst, London (UK), C-TASC, Montreal (CA), Lorna, Reykjavik (IS)
 
Opening hours:
Wed – Fri 15:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun 11:00 – 20:00
 
Admission:
5 € / 3 € (reduced)
 
Guided exhibition tours:
Sunday 16:00
 
Open space conference:
PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, Sep 24 – 26, 2010
 
Publication:
Arctic Perspective, four vols.:
Cahier no. 1: Architecture, ed. Andreas Müller, 148 pp., 92 color plates
Cahier no. 2: Geopolitics and Autonomy, eds. Michael Bravo, Nicola Triscott, 96 pp.
Cahier no. 3: Technology, ed. Adam Hyde, 96 pp.
Cahier no. 4: Landscape, eds. Inke Arns, Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan, 96 pp.
16,50 × 24 cm, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2010, www.hatjecantz.de
 
Website:
http://arcticperspective.org/
 
Media partner:
coolibri, De:Bug
 
Sponsors:
Grow NRW
 
Contact:
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
T +49.231.823 106
info@hmkv.de www.hmkv.de



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Arctic Perspective is funded with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

 
 
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana, the German Federal Centre for Political Education, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the Arts Council England.
    

                                    



                               



                                                        





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