The third edition of the art and research project Dark Ecology will take place from 8 to 12 June 2016. The journey begins in Svanvik in the Pasvik River Valley and travels from there to Nikel and Zapolyarny. Highlights in the programme include the curated walks that explore various aspects of the Pasvik Valley, lectures by Heather Davis and Timothy Morton, a visit to the Kola Superdeep Borehole – the setting for a new soundwalk by Justin Bennett – and new works by Cecilia Jonsson, Nickel van Duijvenboden, ::vtol::, Jana Winderen, Signe Lidén & Espen Sommer Eide, and HC Gilje & Justin Bennett.
Thursday 9 June 2016
On Thursday the journey starts with a lecture by Heather Davis on plastic geologies, followed by a programme of curated walks which explore different aspects of the Pasvik Valley: the pollution, the river, the brown bears, the archaeology, and the insect life. In the evening ::vtol:: presents his new installation Лесофон / Lesophon.
Friday 10 June 2016
Friday 10 June begins with a lecture by Timothy Morton, who will explain ‘dark ecology’. After this we cross the border to Russia and travel to Nikel. In the evening we will experience Signe Lidén & Espen Sommer Eide’s new soundwalk Altitude & History, set in the hills above Nikel. Jana Winderen’s Pasvikdalen is on show until Sunday.
Sunday 12 June 2016
On Sunday 12 June we travel back to Kirkenes and to the site of Cecilia Jonsson’s new work Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, the journey is accompanied by a new composition by Peter Meanwell. In the evening there is the performative lecture Echolocation (Session) by Nickel van Duijvenboden, and the improvised performance Mikro by HC Gilje and Justin Bennett.