Each day in this extraordinary place brings new experiences and new perspectives. From sheer awe at the austere beauty of Spitsbergen, through interest in the different people who inhabit it, to certain uneasiness caused by signs of changing climate. Bruno Latour comes to mind, asking „How to feel the sublime when guilt is gnawing at your guts?”. Mountains bear signs of having been gutted for their coal, glaciers are retreating and houses have to be moved because they are threatened by landslides caused by climate change. I came here with a plan to make outdoor installation work that wouldn’t leave any marks behind, but it’s all too clear that the marks are already here. And some of them are mine.
I don’t have anything intelligent to say at the moment.