Project info

In the extraordinary light of the subarctic Norwegian north, getting close to the earth's very heart, is where Misha de Ridder made photographs and films. At this latitude, only sparse vegetation grows on the dark, craggy mountains. A sojourn in this landscape transforms the earth into a tactile planet: palpable, tangible. De Ridder investigates the expressive qualities of this polar landscape and light, but his work also addresses climatic and ecological extremes. The rugged landscape, the cold and the darkness - or conversely, the lack thereof - leave you dependent on your own resources. De Ridder confronts us with the fragility of human existence in relation to nature.