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, 12 March 2010

Finally in Uummannaq

Arrived in Uummannaq, the situation is worse than thought. Not much sea ice, but decreasing temperatures. If we go by boat far away, we don't know if we ever can get back. This because the ice could starts to grow very fast. But our team is thinking in solutions, instead of problems. It' s great to see a whole bunch of international crew getting mixed in finding our famous solutions. For outsiders a sort of verbal fight, between the best friends. Sunday we go with a sort of fishing boat of steel to the North and grave it into the sea ice. We bring hunters, dogs, and sledges and leave them behind. With a small group we go back for a day. As the rest of our team arrives we go back to the Sermigdlig Kangerlua on Tuesday and join the hunters deep into the fjord. We bring food and the sculptures with us, and stay till the weekend. A couple of days we don' t have any communication, but we arranged that a boat, and if he doesn't succeed a helicoper will get us from the ice. This is plan A, maybe it will change, as nature does too.


Blogger inereijnen said...

Hi Ap,

good luck, hope you succeed!! Or, when you read this, have succeeded placing the sculptures.
Upload a lot of pictures, that what we love here in the warm sunny south.


March 17, 2010  
Blogger Galya Morrell said...

Ap, congratulations,

It was great!
Thank you for Cool Emotion!


March 19, 2010  

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