This project's funding goal was not reached on June 2, 2011.
About this project
I have been awarded the surreal opportunity to participate as an artist and scientist in The Arctic Circle Residency, Sept 29 – Oct 16, 2011. This is an annual expeditionary residency aboard an ice-class sailing ship, in the western and northern regions of the Svalbard archipelago. The program allows a small group of artists and scientists to pursue personal projects in a collaborative environment encountered by very few.
I’m developing three sub-projects for the trip: 1) 3D scanning of sea ice fragments, from which molds will be created for fabricating cast glass replicas, and for creating replicas in various media with 3D printers. 2) "Crossing into the Polar Eternities", a continuation of a current project using experimental cartographic technique to map environments in the service of art and science. 3) Using MIT "Sea Perch" remotely-operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) to explore around and below the sea ice (e.g. 3D scanning, stereo photography, video, water quality data), for use in experimental videos and cartographic maps.
The project's skeleton budget includes the costs of travel to/from Svalbard, the participation fee, and additional required clothing. Additional funding via grants will be used to acquire used 3D-scanning equipment, mold and 3D-printing materials, glass batch for casting, kiln time, Sea Perch ROV and video/sensor array, map printing, and more.
I am actively seeking exhibition and outreach opportunities for after the residency, both as part of a collaborative with other members of the expedition, and as an individual. There is incredible potential for public outreach opportunities given the nature of the project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (45 days)