Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Cape Farewell updated

Cape Farewell is an expedition which aimed to explore the impact of climate change, by taking artists and scientists to Svalbard.
Here's a newish video introduction to the project, which also has a rather good updated website. I used this first about 10 years ago when teaching the OCR Pilot GCSE. There were some excellent educational materials written by Fred Martin to accompany the project, which involved a young(er) Anthony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread who later filled the Tate Modern Turbine Hall with her 'icebergs'....
The scientists made use of the 'Noorderlicht': a skip locked in ice at Tempelfjorden in Svalbard. This also featured in a Michael Palin documentary as well.

Cape Farewell - An introduction from Cape Farewell on Vimeo.

More recently we have connected with Jamie Buchanan Dunlop on his Arctic Live projects. He Skyped into our Year 9 classroom a few years ago.

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