On Sunday, November 23rd Bay Area artists and social system geographers Amy Balkin and Adriane Colburn talked about their recent visits to the Arctic sea and ice.
The frozen expanses of the North have historically been a location of fantasy, exploration, and now, global dread. First hand accounts of this distant landscape have traditionally informed our greater understanding of the environment, mapping, and trade. In this informal talk Amy and Adriane showed images and described their own rarified journeys, as well as the history of artists/explorers who have visited this mythic location of the earth.
Also included in this presentation was the premiere of an arctic-sublime-cocktail-float "The Sea at Night"
Some images of the event are here.