Svalbard, an arcticficial life
Svalbard is a place where past and present cohabit in a very particular way. Installations of the past and unexpected aspects of modern life so close to the North Pole, both find their place on the island.
I seek to create a complete inventory of the strange mix of things that one “finds” in Svalbard: remnants of war, trapper cabins, traces of animal life, Norwegian and Russian settlements, component of a modern life, or scientific installations; the sample is varied.
Is it surprising to find a limousine in a place where schools hold safety drills in case of a visit by a polar bear, where the priest moves about by helicopter?