#iamfromthefuture: Creative Arctic talkaokeOrganised by Ice-9
Sit around the hello X talkaoke table for an informal chat with artists from four Arctic nations. Anyone can speak and the agenda is open. This participatory talkshow event is a place to discuss creative visions and innovative collaborations among Arctic communities. The workshop is hosted by Tromsø-based arts and media organisation Ice-9, with visiting artists from Anchorage, Murmansk, Moscow, and Helsinki.
Ice-9 is a media arts organisation with a mission to nurture visions of a sustainable and just future. These visions are socially inclusive and anchored in evidence-based research. Ice-9 uses participatory media and art to create positive feedback loops between science, art, and education (especially through storytelling & storymaking). Ice-9 currently produces podcasts, video presentations, short films, feature films, media campaigns, live events, youth workshops, and AR/VR story experiences. See our platform to imagine the lives of the future on helloX.me.
Ice-9 is a group of artists, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, and researchers. Based in Northern Norway, Ice-9 was founded in 2014 by Christine Cynn (artist/filmmaker) & Valentin Manz (artist/art psychotherapist). The core team includes Ann Eileen Lennert (environmental anthropologist), Anneli Stiberg (visual anthropologist/producer), and Marina Borovaya (entrepreneur/photographer). More info below…
ABOUT the GUEST ARTISTS:
The Anchorage-based art group Track & Field, along with partners from Norway, Russia and Finland, will discuss its multilayered Pan-Arctic project 8Boxes. The 8Boxes idea focuses on expanding the current surge of connectivity in the Circumpolar North. 8Boxes acknowledges the significance of the Arctic Councils' efforts to connect Arctic nations at the intergovernmental level and the growing web of institutional connections being spun by museums, universities, business associations and others. This project seeks to foster interpersonal, street-level, one-on-one connections among residents of the eight Arctic nations. Come learn about the vision, timeline and opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships open to individuals and businesses.
ANDREY KOVALEV (MOSCOW, RUSSIA): filmmaker, festival and music producer, director of Ivisible, CO Ltd that provides activities in filmmaking, festival and concert programming, music releases. Since 2012 collaborates with International Kansk Videofestival (world-reknown short film festival in Krasnoyarskiy Region) that includes screenings and architectural projects competition, filmmaking educational programs. Author of a long-term film project "Fairytales of The World" (2012-2019) that combines film adaptations of folk stories of different nations and documentaries made in their regions. Member of League of Experimental Films ("Russia as a Phantasma" movie, 2016), organizer of the "travelling" Balkansk Film Festival - independent screening experience in Balkan countries (2015). Programming director of Jazz stages in Gardens Live Fest, Moscow Ring Festival (2017), Moscow Fireworks Festival (2017) etc. Most recently, together with Alexey Glukhov, provides design, installation and further art activities around Russian participation in the 8Boxes project.
ALEXEY GLUKHOV (MOSCOW, RUSSIA): Alexey is Russian event manager and producer based in Moscow. Working in different scopes of events, from art exhibitions to music and from theater festivals and concert shows to sporting events. Worked at such events as Long Arms avant-garde music festival in Moscow as well as at Arab Games in Doha, Qatar.
BRUCE FARNSWORTH (ANCHORAGE, ALASKA USA) Anchorage based writer and community organizer. Founder and director of the MTS Gallery in Anchorage from 2005 through 2011. During that time MTS hosted a renown program of monthly cutting edge visual art exhibitions and performance art work by both local and visiting or invited artists from around the state and the world. In 2011, Farnsworth was the recipient of the first ever “President’s Award” from the Rasmuson Foundation, an award created by the foundation’s President and CEO to honor his work in neighborhood revitalization through the arts. Founder of the art group, Light Brigade, creators of multimedia, time-based, site specific urban art interventions to activate public spaces in the built and natural environment. Founder of the art group Track& Field, creators of the pan-arctic 8Boxes Project, currently in development.
MARCO CASAGRANDE (HELSINKI, FINLAND) Marco Casagrande (born 1971) graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology Department of Architecture in 2001. From the early stages of his career Casagrande started to mix architecture with other disciplines of art and science landing with a series of ecologically conscious architectural installations around the world. All in all, more than 70 realized works in 14 countries. He is the laureate of the European Prize for Architecture 2013, Committee of International Architecture Critics CICA Award 2013 for conceptual and artistic architecture and UNESCO & Locus Foundation’s Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015.
ABOUT THE ICE-9 TEAM:
Creative director / Project Manager
CHRISTINE CYNN has been developing new ways to catalyse and document the human imagination since 1996. Her goal is to illuminate and thereby transform the hidden (and often surreal) conflicts of desire, fear, and hope that shape our lives and our world. She is co-director and co-producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing (2012). Christine Cynn holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Visual/Sculptural interactive leader V
ALENTIN MANZ creates work that engages viewers visually and physically in a sculptural theatre made from glass, metal, clay, and found materials such as cardboard and furniture. Manz has been a fellow at Urban Glass in Brooklyn (2005) and the Creative Glass Center of America (2007 & 2013), and shown his work in London, Munich, and New York. He studied stage design at the Slade and Central St. Martin’s College of Art in London, and graduated from Goldsmiths as an art psychotherapist. Christine and Valentin have collaborated on numerous interactive installations incorporating audience participation, large-scale sculptural environments and multichannel video installations (earthNOWbeing 2011; Bread Head with Campbell Works 2011). Marketing and communication manager
MARINA BOROVAYA is currently finishing her Master’s in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship. She holds a BA in Journalism from University of Wroclaw (Poland) and a BA in Technology from Moscow Power Engineering institute (Russia).Her current interest is commercial viability of artistic practices. Education and podcast producer/coordinator
ANNELI STIBERG graduated from Visual Cultural Studies (visual anthropology), UIT, in 2012. After her graduation she went on an exchange with the program, “SCREEN - connecting youth through film” in the fall of 2012, where she spent three months in Kenya working with film at a local youth organization. Since returning to Norway she has taken part in different small scale and large scale film productions, including functioning as junior producer for the film “Ambulance” (director: Mohamed Jabaly. Producer: Jabfilm). She has also experience from being an assistant and workshop leader at a children school and Tvibit, a local youth club in Tromsø. Science and Education advisor
ANN EILEEN LENNERT holds a PhD in Environmental Anthropology and has been working and living in the arctic since 2006. Through her research she has always focused on knowledge co-production and how one can combine sciences across fields as well as add a human dimension to the research done. She emphasizes a lot on outreach, involvement of local communities as a recourse, and as a lecturer for SWIPA she has been highly engaged in communication of research, publications, popular science as well as teaching, organizing field courses and writing children books. Playing with several medias and visual skills she has moved research for being an important tool to engage, inspire and educate the society. Here, also linking history with the present and future. These skills have also been rewarded, as she currently has got funding to build a knowledge platform as a virtual map of the Arctic.
Organised by Ice-9
For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
17:00 - 18:30