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Labs, courts and altars are also traveling truth-spots | Aeon Essays
"Throughout history, people found truth at holy places. Now we build courts, labs and altars to be truth spots too"

"But is longevity in a particular location always needed in order for a place to make people believe? Some truth-spots travel: they inhabit a place only temporarily. Sometimes a portable assemblage of material objects might be enough to consecrate an otherwise mundane place as a source for legitimate understandings – but only for the time that the stuff is there, before it moves on. But if a church or lab or courtroom can be folded up like a tent and pitched someplace else, can it really sustain its persuasive powers as a source for truth? Here is how it works."

[Reminds me some of Alexandra Lange on tables: ]
ephemerality  ephemeral  truth  altars  persuasion  2018  thomasgieryn  science  justice  courts  mobility  history  china  antarctica  aztec  labs  lcproject  openstudioproject  antarctic 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Antarctica World Passport
- To act in favour of sustainable development through simple, daily acts
- To defend natural environments under threat, as a global public resource
- To fight against climate change generated by human activity
- To support humanitarian actions aiding displaced peoples of the world
- To share values of peace and equality
The Antarctica World Passport is a universal passport for a continent without borders, common good of humanity. Climate change has no borders."

"Lucy Orta and Jorge Orta are internationally renowned artists who have been working in partnership at Studio Orta since 1992. Their collaborative practice explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, sustainability, climate change, and exchange among peoples. The artists realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, photography, video and performances in an endeavour to use art to achieve social justice. Their work is the focus of exhibitions in major contemporary art museums around the world and can be found in international public and private collections."


In 1995, Lucy + Jorge Orta present the Antarctica World Passport concept at the XLVI Biennale di Venezia in Italy. And in 2007, they finally embark on an expedition to Antarctica to install their ephemeral installation Antarctic Village – No Borders and raise the Antarctic Flag, a supranational emblem of human rights.


Through the Antarctica project, the artists explore the underlying principles of the of the Antarctic peace treaty, as a symbol of the unification of world citizens. The continent’s immaculate environment the village embodies all the wishes of humanity and spreads a message of hope to future generations.

In 2008, the first printed edition of the Antarctica World Passport was produced for an important survey exhibition of the artist’s work at the Hangar Bicocca centre for contemporary art in Milan, Italy.

Through the worldwide distribution of Antarctica World Passport the artists have created a major socially engaging and participative art project."

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passports  art  antarctica  lucyorta  jorgeorta  studioorta  2008  classideas  mibility  global  international  borders  climatechange  sustainability  humans  humanism  universality  humanity  1995  2007  antarctic 
november 2017 by robertogreco
Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea - The New York Times
"We went to Antarctica to understand how changes to its vast ice sheet might affect the world. Flowing lines on these maps show how the ice is moving."
2017  antarctic  antarctica  environment  multimedia  visualization  maps  mapping  classideas 
may 2017 by robertogreco
The frozen beauty of Antarctica
"The image of Antarctica that most people know tends to come from around its edges, where the vast ice sheets meet the sea. But these images, stunning as they may be, do not represent what the continent truly looks like.

Antarctica is the coldest, highest and driest of all seven continents. It is similar in size to the United States and Mexico combined, with the vast majority of its landmass covered in thick ice sheets. Icebergs floating in the oceans surrounding the continent are merely parts of Antarctica that have broken away, and are more representative of the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, than the continent itself."
antarctica  2016  photography  antarctic 
october 2016 by robertogreco
Flying around Antarctica
"During the month I was away in Antarctica, I did a fair amount of survey flying. Here it is all mapped out.

I have been back in the UK for a few weeks now, and had a chance to pick out my favourite photos that I took out the window of the plane."
via:tealtan  antarctica  louiseireland  photography  antarctic 
december 2015 by robertogreco
Face-Off With a Deadly Predator - YouTube
"Paul Nicklen describes his most amazing experience as a National Geographic photographer - coming face-to-face with one of Antarctica's most vicious predators."
animals  nationalgeographic  photography  2009  storytelling  leopardseals  seals  predators  antarctica  paulnicklen  antarctic 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica < Projects < The Arts Catalyst
"Ice Lab will present some of the most innovative and progressive examples of contemporary architecture in Antarctica.  The first exhibition of its kind, it will draw together projects that not only utilise cutting-edge technology and engineering, but have equally considered aesthetics, sustainability and human needs in their ground-breaking designs for research stations.

Initiated by the British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab will feature four international projects: Halley VI, UK (Hugh Brougton Architects) Princess Elizabeth, Belgium (International Polar Foundation), Bharati, India (bof architekten/IMS), Jang Bogo, South Korea (Space Group), and the Iceberg Living Station (MAP Architects) – a speculative design for a future research station to be entirely made from compacted snow.

The visually rich exhibition will also highlight the diverse science that takes place on the frozen continent – from collecting 4.5 billion year old meteorites that illuminate how the solar system was formed to drilling ice cores whose bubbles of ancient air reveal the earth’s climate history; from cutting edge astronomy peering into the world’s clearest skies to studying its Dry Valleys, the closest thing to ‘Mars on Earth’."
antarctica  architecture  design  antarctic 
november 2013 by robertogreco
Andrea Polli [via: ]
"Andrea Polli is a digital media artist living in New Mexico. Her work with science, technology & media has been presented widely in over 100 presentations, exhibitions and performances internationally, has been recognized by numerous grants, residencies and awards… Her work has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, NY Arts and others. She has published several book chapters, audio CDs, DVDs and papers in print…

She currently works in collaboration with atmospheric scientists to develop systems for understanding storm and climate through sound (called sonification). Recent projects include: a spatialized sonification of highly detailed models of storms that devastated the New York area; a series of sonifications of climate in Central Park; and a real-time multi-channel sonification and visualization of weather in the Arctic. In 2007/2008 she spent seven weeks in Antarctica on a National Science Foundation funded project. "
arctic  antarctica  data  andreapolli  sonification  visualization  sound  art  antarctic 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Transparency: Who Owns Antarctica? - Environment - GOOD
"It stretches 5.4 million square miles. It's freezing, inhospitable, and devoid of any native residents. Why, then, is the southernmost continent at the center of such contentious wrangling? We take a look at who owns what in Antarctica, and why the battles have recently grown more tumultuous."
antarctica  globalwarming  climatechange  environment  geography  territory  argentina  chile  uk  australia  newzealand  internations  norway  france  politics  visualization  antarctic 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Out-of-place artifact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"OOPArt is a term coined by American zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for a historical, archaeological or palaeontological object found in a very unusual or seemingly impossible location. The term covers a wide variety of objects, ranging from material studied
artifacts  curiosity  fiction  history  mystery  society  archaeology  paleontology  words  glvo  definitions  antarctica  antarctic 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Lucy + Jorge Orta's Antarctica expedition - we make money not art
"The tents, survival kits, videos and mobile aid units created by the artists as a result of their expedition to the edge of the world are having their first public showing at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan."
wmmna  antarctic  art  glvo  exhibitions  migration  water  environment  sustainability  antarctica  expedition 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Research Stations: New South Pole Station Self-Elevates with Hydraulics
"aerodynamic exterior blows gale-force winds under station, not right at it, pushing accumulating snow to backside instead of...accumulate underneath...When snow does eventually make its way up to the building hydraulic jacks will raise tit up even furthe
antarctica  design  buildings  architecture  snow  wind  antarctic 
january 2008 by robertogreco
ANTARCTICA Dream-Dollars
"The official currency of Nadiria, the losy colony of Antarctica"
fiction  fantasy  money  micronations  illustration  typography  currency  art  design  ephemera  antarctica  antarctic 
december 2007 by robertogreco

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