There's much debate on the causes of climate change. Scientists, politicians and opinion leaders all take the stage to present their vision or ideas. However, cool(E)motion is not focused on the possible causes of climate change. We merely note that the climate is changing, whatever the cause. Let's now focus on what this means for the Arctic. And more specifically, what will happen to traditional culture, when hunters can't trust the ice, when seals disappear and wheater condition deteriorate?

Cool(e)motion urges those in power to focus on the cultural effects of climate changes. We seek attention for this message by creating giant sculptures on ice bergs that will float when spring comes. This way, the sculptural 'hunters' can search for new hunting grounds for people in the Arctic.


Friday, 30 October 2009

impressions of Uummannaq

Impressions of Ilulissat

impressions to and from Nuuk

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Greenland part one


We are now in Uummannaq, a beautiful town in the Umanak Fjord. Yesterday we went to the Icecap ( 60 km east ), and according to Ole Jorgen we were the first people ever that could reach it with a boat within a distance of 200 mtrs in mid October......... As we returned in the small boats the sun went down and the water instantly start to freese. Both OJ and I had problems with our eyes because of the sudden drop of temperature and the strong wind. The ice got thicker and I never knew that a small boat of fiberglass also could be used as an icebreaker.
The icebergs are more than beautiful around here and some of them are shaped for our project. It looks very good!
The support for our project is unimaginable. We started our trip to Greenland in Nuuk were we had a meeting with the chairman of the parliament, people from nature and environment etc. etc. All are ethusiastic it. We even met the deputy major of Ilullisat ( also Uummannaq ) during our flights upnorth and he also signed our letter of support.

The weather starts to get bad for the coming next days, so now we leave for a trip upnorth. We search in the area of Satut ( a small settlement ) for icebergs, as we can' t make it today to the Sermeq glacier.

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Live from the Arctic!, CE from space

Look 'live' at team cool(E)motion from space:

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Monday: Amsterdam - Copenhagen
from Tuesday: Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq - Nuuk - Illulisat - Uummannaq - recci trip - Uummannaq - Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen

As we return we will publish videos, photos and tell you more about our meetings and adventure.

Monday, 5 October 2009

cool(E)motion in Greenlandic Newspaper Sermitsiaq

announcement of project cool(E)motion:

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Datema visits cool(E)motion

Willem Amels & Ronald de Boer, both director at Datema Nautical Services, visited cool(E)motion and explained their new system: ENCtrack. A revolutionary system that in future will show in 'live' mode where the CE sculptures are positioned in the world. Datema also supplies CE with GPS systems and webcams. Below an example how GPS coordinates will be transformed on a map.