Red Snow

🇬🇧 Project RED SNOW – ICE IN MOTION / RED SNOW – WHEN THE CLIMATE BLEEDS. 

(The project is soon to be presented in an international book about climate change, and cooperation between science and art. Can´t wait. More info coming.)

A project with art and science, initiated and lead by artist, curator, HD/A Bente Elisabeth Endresen.
The project offers a kaleidoscopic look at the climate and natural changes happening in the Nordic countries, as seen through the eyes of artists, philosophers and researchers. It concerns us all.
What is happening to Mother Earth with the changes in nature and the Climate? We must gather and face the new reality we are causing. And create a vision for the future
– and act on it.
We owe it to the Earth, to ourselves, and to future generations. Let us enjoy life – knowing that we have done our share to make the Earth a better place to live.

Through all my life I have been fascinated by Nature and by how Climate influence our life on Earth.

The purpose of the nordic art and science project “Red Snow – when the Climate Bleeds” was to increase people’s general knowledge about the consequences of climate change. The goal was to encourage active action on this knowledge, to inspire to appreciate and take better care of our planet Earth and to live in a more sustainable way. 

Through art, we wanted to speak to people’s senses, arouse curiosity and open up new insights, presented by neutral scientific facts from which the audience could draw their own conclusions.

Our aim was to inspire people to use creativity to deal with a rapidly changing world and develop new strategies for the future. The audience was invited to a dialogue in an atmosphere of openness and active participation. They were encouraged to share their hopes for the future so they got a vision to work towards. Our goal was to be a wake-up call for action both individually and collectively and to see many stand up as the young student and say: “What can we do?”

Former President of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, opened the projects exhibition on Iceland and wrote this preface to the project’s catalog:

“As the ice melts at an unprecedented rate, the habitat of men and beasts is submerged. So sinks the home of the mind where a fragment of eternity has resided for as long as we can remember in settlements on the vast arctic ice. A fragment of the eternity of the glacier in Iceland and in the northernmost parts of the Nordic countries has become a symbol of precariousness.

 It is more urgent than words can express that we stop this man-made natural catastrophe that threatens the Earth through drastic climate change and threatens most of all that life which cannot thrive without having firm ice underfoot.

With Greenlandic drumming we now try to rouse those who are still not awake to this, the greatest threat to mankind. Mixed in with the Greenlandic drumming we hear the voices of Nordic scientists who know better than anyone else the terrible effects of the glacial melting. The choir now singing of the Red Snow also includes musicians and artists, showing what cannot be expressed in words. 

I especially welcome the cooperation of artists and scientists, lending their voices together to this choral suite about melting ice. I fully believe that this concerted effort of science and art will amplify the sound so that it may reach those who have been sleeping. “My concern about nature and climate change made me to gather a group of artists and scientists, all expressing concern about the climate changes we observe and how it affects nature and humans. Our aim was to inform about changes that can be observed, and also compare fluctuations with last Ice Age. The focus was the Arctic region, where climate changes are so visible.

See a video from the project: RED SNOW – when the climate bleeds.

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🇬🇧 Project RED SNOW – ICE IN MOTION / RED SNOW – WHEN THE CLIMATE BLEEDS.

 

A project with art and science, initiated and lead by artist, curator, HD/A Bente Elisabeth Endresen.
The project offers a kaleidoscopic look at the climate and natural changes happening in the Nordic countries, as seen through the eyes of artists, philosophers and researchers. It concerns us all.
What is happening to Mother Earth with the changes in nature and the Climate? We must gather and face the new reality we are causing. And create a vision for the future
– and act on it.
We owe it to the Earth, to ourselves, and to future generations. Let us enjoy life – knowing that we have done our share to make the Earth a better place to live.

Through all my life I have been fascinated by Nature and by how Climate influence our life on Earth. My concern about nature and climate change made me to gather a group of artists and scientists, all expressing concern about the climate changes we observe and how it affects nature and humans. Our aim was to inform about changes that can be observed, and also compare fluctuations with last Ice Age. The focus was the Arctic region, where climate changes are so visible.

See a video from the project: RED SNOW – when the climate bleeds.

This are paintings that has been shown in exhibitions under the theme Climate Change in Denmark, Greenland, on Iceland and in Faroe Islands.

Project RED SNOW – ICE IN MOTION. RED SNOW – ICE IN MOTION sends a big thank you to sponsors, partners and exhibition places for their support to this project: