Greed, Fire, Speed, History

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009

Inscriptions in snow, photographs, Svalbard, 2009


My reaction to an old abandoned English quarry on Svalbard resulted with the documentation of four interventions in snow. The quarry and some machines were perfectly preserved due the constant very low temperatures. The archipelago was known as ‘No mans land’ and the land was claimed by placing claim signs whith owners name. With the words Greed, Fire, Speed and History, I tried to define their impetus and reason for coming on such unfriendly an inaccessible place, and give a critique from a historical distance.

Greed, Fire, Speed, History was made during the The Arctic Circle project.


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