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.


Monday, 22 February 2010

What's happening in Uummannaq?

report from Ole Jorgen Hammeken, our CE team member, from Uummannaq on Facebook:

Ole Jorgen Hammeken is back home in (still) "snow- and iceless" Uummannaq, after a productive week in Nuuk - the dogs are depressed, since they have now been chained for soon 9 months :-(

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Ole Jorgen in The Hague

Ole Jorgen Hammeken, our CE senior Arctic advisor and Greenlandic guide, came over to The Hague, to discuss the last details about the installation of the sculptures. Besides he was speaker at an exhibition about Arctic Culture: Mediamatic Amsterdam.
look at his shoes! 

cool(E)motion silent auction in Toronto

Last week Terry Cutts, CE senior advisor Canada, organised a great diner with a silent auction nearby Toronto. Cool(E)motion wishes to thank everybody for the great and warm welcome. We were completely surprised by the enthusiastic reactions after our presentation and want to thank everybody for the great donations.
Terry Cutts
The best bikestore where people donated some articles for the auction.
The Belfountain Inn, a great place to have a diner!
an impression of the evening ( part 1 )
impression of the evening ( part 2 )

Sculptures arrived in Qaarsut

We are very happy to announce that our sculptures arrived in Qaarsut, opposite the Uummannaq Bay. Because it was last month in The Hague colder than in Uummannaq, Greenland, the sea ice was retreated dramatically. A boat will transport them to Uummannaq.
This picture was taken at the studio of Meesterbouw , where we practised in building up the sculptures.