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CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS POLAR
ETHICS • MULTIMEDIA EXCHANGE INSTALLATION
In the framework of the International
Polar Year 2007 - a global awareness-raising event
on the urgent need of respecting the ecological balance
for the survival of planet Earth- the 1st Biennial
of the End of the World has been inaugurated. The
Argentine National Secretariat on Cultural Affairs
has declared both the International Polar Year and
the Biennial of the End of the World - which will
link Argentina to Canada and Finland through the City
of Ushuaia- of Cultural Interest to the Nation.
Within this framework we launch this
project, which fosters cultural exchange among the
younger generations of the Tierra del Fuego province.
To that effect we made up a multidisciplinary group,
composed of freelance artists and teachers from the
provinces of Tierra del Fuego, Río Negro, Chaco
and Buenos Aires.
Above: "Origen" by Elina García
The overall idea relates to a
poetic dialogue between both poles South and North.
We shall work on raising awareness and comprehension
about the polar areas and their fundamental role in
the environment, the ecosystems and societies of the
Earth, as well as in those endangered species that
travel all throughout America and other Continents
from Pole to Pole, like the “Black-browed Albatros”
(Thalassarche melanophrys), “Spectacled Petrel”
(Procellaria conspicillata), among others.
by Roberto Pujana - Photographer
The idea of the multimedia installation is based
on the concept of Exchange, thought out as the possibility
of having artists from Ushuaia and other cities
of the Northern Pole take part in the work with
the aim of exchanging experiences. It will also
enable visitors to actively participate in the space,
or simply tour around it.
The Educational and Cultural Axis, lead by Marcia
Alvarado, Adriana M. Dos Santos and Elina García
Garrido, offers an open proposal of “Mail
Art” and “e-mail Art” (electronic
artistic exchange) at workshops with children and
young people in the province, held at public libraries
in Ushuaia (province of Tierra del Fuego) as Southern
Circumpolar Area, in Resistencia (province of Chaco)
as Non-Polar Area, and Toronto (Ontario), Yellowknife
(Yukon) from Canada as the Northern Circumpolar
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|Above Digital Art by Devastus.
Left: "wsg-port1" Right: "Antartida 1.
Ozone Hole Map"
Adriana M. Dos Santos. Carlos Capelletti.
Devastus. Elina García Garrido. Felipe Scilipotti.
Julieta Lazzini. Marcia Alvarado.
Group: Owners: Darío Martínez
y Luis Marte.
Darío Martínez. Diego Arandojo
Roberto Pujana. Sebastián Fluor.
Logistics and Inter-Institutional Relationships:
Luis Marte (MNCN). Sebastián Fluor.
Artistic and Technical Support:
Daniel Morales and Alejandro Velásquez.
Educational and Cultural Axis:
Southern Circumpolar Area: Ushuaia
(Tierra del Fuego - Argentina).
Marcia Alvarado, Adriana M. Dos Santos, Elina García
Non Polar Area:
Resistencia (Chaco- Argentina). José Inglant.
Area: Toronto (Ontario), Yellowknife (Yukon)
Canada. Linda Mackey.
Ana Sobral (Bch. of Scs. in Biology)
Leandro González Miri (Bch. of Scs. in Biology,
Bachelor D. in Tourism)
and Project Owners:
Marcia Alvarado – Adriana M. Dos Santos