Patricia Carr Morgan describes her photographs of melting glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland as “a plea of mourning.”
With dripping, creaking, flowing, artist Katie Wood and scientist Grant Macdonald build an uncanny aural simulacrum of a melting continent.
In downtown Chicago, the artist duo Luftwerk has created a public sound piece that evokes the calving of Antartica’s Larsen C ice shelf.
For over a century, a small watercolor of a bird was forgotten in an Antarctic hut under penguin poop and moldy paper.
To encourage public awareness of the ongoing role of Antarctica in global cooperation, France-based artist duo Lucy and Jorge Orta launched the mobile Antarctic World Passport Delivery Bureau in 2008 where anyone can pledge citizenship to the southernmost continent.
Antarctic exploration no longer involves frigid winters lodged in wooden shacks, or the threat of your ship being smashed to pieces in the ice with no means of communicating home.
Some photographs are best left to be discovered decades after they were first exposed. Much like the work of Vivian Maier — whose images were found years after she said her goodbyes — a recent finding of 22 undeveloped cellulose nitrate negatives from a 1914-1917 Antarctic expedition reignites our wonder at the opportunity to glimpse a past thought lost.