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.


Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Video of iceberg movement on 28th of April

Monday, 26 April 2010

cool(E)motion presentation for Ambassadors in Des Indes

The Danish Ambassador, H.E. Kirsten Malling Biering, invited Ap Verheggen to present project CE in attendance of the Canadian Ambassador H.E. Jim Wall, the Spanish Ambassador H.E. Juan Prat y Coll, the Ambassador of Finland H.E. Klaus Korhonen, and the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Hans Magnusson.  Ap showed the presentation about the Uummannaq project and explained his mission regarding climate change. It made a deep impression how the people of the most beautiful Arctic spot in the world: Uummannaq, have to cope with a changing climate. Next to that Ap told about the Uummannaq Children's Home and the sunglasses project.
After all ambassadors told how climate change has it's impact in each country, it showed the need that project cool(E)motion has to continue.
Thanks to the support and hospitality of Des Indes: Pierre-Henri Bosovers & Ben Hardeman, it was a great success.

Live picture from Uummannaq

Our iceberg seems to be the one that has a short delay of starting it's spectacular voyage. Our good friend Bertrand Lozay just send us a 'live' picture. I keep the departure date on the 28th of April.  (high tide) If you have other predictions, please let it know.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Neighbour icebergs started their Arctic trip. Exciting!

picture on 17th of April
Picture on 18th of April

Friday, 9 April 2010

Ap on the Dutch radio: VPRO, De Avonden

Tonight, in the first hour of VPRO radio, De Avonden, channel 6, at 19:00, an interview with Ap Verheggen - cool(E)motion Project. More info: press here

Thursday, 8 April 2010

When do the sculptures start their trip?

That's the question. The iceberg is stuck on a line of rocks under water. It needs high tide and wind to push it over. If I have a look at the tidestable, the best possible answer is: wednesday, the 28th of April. ( see tide calendar ) If you have another prediction: please let it know!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Photo from Tiina Itkonen, made from helicopter

On behalve of the cool(E)motion team and the Uummannaq Polar Insitute we wish everybody a great Easter.