This September, I will set sail for the high arctic seas as an artist participating in the 2012 Arctic Circle Residency.
As a performance artist, I have come to utilize my historical and cultural past as fuel for my work. Born and raised in New England, I have a strong connection with early colonial America and the events surrounding our heritage. One of the most fascinating aspects of that history for me is the legacy of American whaling, which demonstrates both the brutality and the perseverance of colonial Yankees. It is these ideals which led me to apply for The Arctic Circle 2012 residency.
The Arctic Circle Residency is designed for artists and scientists to travel to the high arctic seas on a traditional sailing vessel. Not only satisfying our desires for conquest and adventure but allowing us to meet like minded individuals and collaborate within our research and development. The participants fly to Longyearbyen, Svallbard, a territory of Norway, where we will board our ship and set sail for a two week voyage. While onboard, we will work on our individual projects which we proposed within our application. My proposed body of work will be based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel. The aspects of humanity, violence, and revenge within the book are relevant to my personal artistic practice. I will be highlighting the end of the book which takes places in the Arctic, where Victor and the monster end their story.
The residency fee for the program is $5,800, not including the added costs of my roundtrip flight to Longyearbyen, my cold weather gear, and my project equipment. I'm asking for $3,500 to help cover only a portion of the costs. I'm extremely grateful for your support for this amazing opportunity and in return can provide you with artwork and photos from my trip.
Thank you for your consideration!
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