Battling temperatures of -30°C to join the Noorderlicht locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, just north of the 79th parallel with a crew including Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread and Ian McEwan.
6–11 March 2005
The Cape Farewell team embarked on their third fieldwork expedition on the 6th of March 2005 where they joined the Noorderlicht locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, just north of the 79th parallel. For six days the crew of twenty artists, scientists and journalists, including novelist Ian McEwan, artists Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread and choreographer Siobhan Davies, experienced the Arctic environment in extreme temperatures of -30°C.
“The main difference was that the scientists were interested in the minutiae while all the artists were trying to understand the enormity of the place.”David Buckland 2005 / 78°N 11.2°E
Supported by Nesta, Arts Council England, the Geographical Association and Greenpeace Environmental Trust. Proud to partner with National Oceanography Centre: Southampton, Futerra, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Basecamp Spitsberen and Bullet Creative.