Not in our lifetime did we think the barren northern rim would start to shrink by making its way into Earth’s atmosphere as greenhouse gasses. The thawing tundra and melting glaciers – with devastating consequences on ecosystems – will not be restored anytime soon. In this exhibition, scientists and artists address our interspecies realities by engaging with human/non-human narratives and reflecting upon how to survive in the profoundly transformed Arctic. The exhibition makes space for connectivities and co-creations processed by the many materials and creatures living in the Arctic. Attending to our interspecies relations involves code-switching – moving in and out of multiple realities and logics – hoping to feel, sense and understand. Something rubs off. At least the body remembers something.
Curated by Pia Lindman and Tinna Grétarsdóttir
Exhibition soundscape edited by Tuukka Haapakorpi from sounds created by the participating artists and a selection from unidentified sounds from the archive of Sound Surveillance System in the Arctic Sea by the US Navy.
The Chill Survive network is a community of artists, researchers and curators who have built relations with locals and situated knowledge in the Nordic rim, or what historically has been perceived as the margins. It engages in human and nonhuman entanglements and the development of new strategies, tactics, methodologies, and languages that speak to our present socio-political and ecological crises. The objective is to explore, learn, mediate, and cope with future transformations in Nuuk, Kirkenes, Kuusamo, Keflavík, Kilpisjärvi, Ivalo, Inari, North East Siberia, the waters of the Norwegian coast, and a research ship on the Atlantic Ocean.