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.


Saturday, 20 March 2010

We finally succeeded!

The sculptures are placed on the iceberg. Our first plan of going by dogsledges to the iceberg and place them on top was impossible. The sea ice is so bad that even our project seems to be overruled by the fast changing nature. I joined a couple of hunters untill the foot of the icecap, but even there we couldn' t trust the circumstances. Therefore we had to change our plan and put the sculptures with a helicopter on an iceberg that is very near to the village of Uummannaq. As we noticed the locals also can' t trust nature anymore. Normally the white plains are filled with dogsledges but now it is empty.

Thanks to our great team and the help of many local people, including the children of the Children's Home, we succeeded in making the art project. It was a very great experience standing on the iceberg, releasing the sculptures with in the background the famous mountains of Uummannaq. The sculptures look great! The voyage of the sculptures started as we could see that the iceberg already moved this morning.


Blogger Jan said...

Congratulations to all with placing these significant landmarks!

Jan jr.

March 20, 2010  
Blogger Jean-Michel said...

Congratulations, félicitations from France, to Ap, the team, the Uummannarmiut and the Children's home / Uummannaq Polar Institute. You are stronger than global warming! Jean-Michel Huctin

March 21, 2010  
Blogger christine said...

Hello from Australia

Congratulations. Your project is particularly relevant, as we recently had a visit from the climate sceptic, Christopher Monckton, who does not have a clue.

This should settle the debate for disbelievers who want any excuse to consume like there is no tomorrow.

All the best from Christine.

April 06, 2010  

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