A site-specific audio work by Justin Bennett
Dark Ecology Journey, Nikel (RU) and Kirkenes (NO)
08/06/2016 – 12/06/2016
The third edition of the art, research and commissioning project Dark Ecology will take place between 8 and 12 June 2016 in the border zone between Norway and Russia, with events scheduled in the Pasvik Valley and Kirkenes (NO) as well as in the surroundings of Nikel (RU). Over the course of five days, a group of more than 50 artists, researchers, curators, writers and organisers, will travel from Northern Norway to Northwest Russia. While the previous Journey took place in the dark winter season, the third one will take place during the Arctic summer, with sunlight for most of the day and night.
The 2016 Journey includes lectures, presentations of newly commissioned artworks, curated walks, a discursive programme, concert evenings and the launch of the Dark Ecology publication. The programme includes the presentations of commissioned works by Justin Bennett, Espen Sommer Eide and Signe Lidén, Dmitry Morozov a.k.a. ::vtol::, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Cecilia Jonsson and HC Gilje, and a keynote lecture by Heather Davis.
The audio-walk and installation by Justin Bennett explores the site of the Kola Superdeep Borehole, a cold-war geology project to investigate the earth’s crust and collect seismic data.