Residue of a polar was an exhibition at Airspace Projects, Sydney. It investigated the impact of climate change on Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. This work is a lament for ice, a farewell documenting the transformation of the Arctic Circle from white to blue.
Residue of a polar north asks, “what will the Arctic look like in the future?” and imagines new possibilities as a way to counter environmental shock. The work encourages usto think outside ourpresent human experiencesby exploring a possible future. A place where the polar region has been transformed from white (ice) to blue (ocean). A place where icebergs no longer float, crackle and glisten.
Photographs by Docqment Photography