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.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Iceberg disappeared, GPS signals from Satut. What happened?

In the very early morning, 2nd of June, we could see at our GPS tracker that something was going on. Later we noticed that our signal moved constantly to the South East faster than the iceberg ever moved , and then suddenly moved to the North into the settlement of Satut. At the very moment that something happened with the iceberg, the GPS system was taken into a fisherboat that continued fishing untill he finally went home. ( Ap's version )
We contacted our friends in Uummannaq, who took a boat to have a look, but they couldn't find our iceberg anymore. What happened we never will know. Too many options are open.
Is this the end of our artproject? We keep you updated!


Blogger inereijnen said...

What a pity the Iceberg sunk so fast.... It was a great project however and its actually funny to see where the GPS tracker is. Easy to find in a house on the island!
Will there be a new iceberg project? Hope so!

June 03, 2010  
Blogger Charlie said...

What makes you think that the iceberg sank or melted ?

Isn't it more likely that you simply lost track of it after the GPS tracking device was removed ?

June 10, 2010  

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