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Antartica knows no scale. It holds space and time in it’s own cracks and velvet caresses. Listening on the background to the pleasant conversations of the documentary of Werner Herzog, Encounters at the end of the world, the white frozen shape on the map comes to life. Lives full of curiosity. One sentences resonates along the in worldview. “Unlike Scott and Shakelton who viewed the ice as a static monster that had to be crossed . We know are able to see the ice as a dynamic living entity that produces change (Douglas MacAyeal, Glaciologist)”.

Violently extreme. Spaces confined and compacted in deep subzero and imploded by catabolic winds slowing time down. Glacial times. Thousand year megadunes movements and sastrugi formations shape the whitespace. Breaking of in the size of a small European country set afloat thrusting our most fatal professional dreams to come true. What is the place for human artforms in this eternal whitespace?
Can we discover in this realm of dreamers new ways of artistic research. To help us understand this uninhabitable place better. Whitespace -65.1760° -63.6230° investigates island of Pleneau through an technological lens. Visual experimentation though remodelling satellite information and modifying the actual topography. Examining our image of live at the edges of our physic.

Whitespace -65.1760° -63.6230° is a simple grid of scaleless blocks of snow that set of 1000 year movement. A wave of deforming blocks into traveling sastrugi. Measuring (by photography) and remodelling (computer animation) of light and shadows.

Whitespace -65.1760° -63.6230°