Dark Ecology and Arctic Encounters Forum
This one-day event features how objects, landscapes and seaspaces in the Arctic matter ethically, politically & aesthetically.
Featuring key thinkers, curators, artists, artwork and short films the audience is invited into dialogue about the Anthropocene, the ice-edge, indignity and much more!
Co-hosted by research the European research project Arctic Encounters/UiT, Dark Ecology and Troms Fylkeskommune
11:00 Welcome by Kenneth Ruud and Britt Kramvig
11:15 - 12:15 What is Dark Ecology and what has it become?
Dark Ecology is informed and inspired by amongst others Timothy Morton's idea of 'Dark Ecology', current discussions about ontologies in philosophy and anthropology, as well a by the landscape, the cultural and geopolitical situation in the Barents Region. Dark Ecology unfolded through research, the creation of new artworks, and three 'Journeys' with a public programme presented on both sides of the Norwegian-Russian border in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
In this panel curators Arie Altena (moderator), Hilde Methi and Annette Wolfsberger together with artists Espen Sommer Eide, Margrethe Pettersen who all reflect on their involvement in the project, and how they approached the theme of 'Dark Ecology'. Screening of Signe Lidén's krysning/пересечение/conflux
12:45 - 13:30 How and why do objects come to matter in the Arctic?
This panel explore the multiple way the material turn in the academic inspire scholars to rethink how they can stay loyal to objects or things like ruins, sites, stones, cities, people and nature. How can we craft academic stories where these entities can participating in ontological practices?
Moderator: Britt Kramvig with Helen Verran, Bjørnar Olsen, Tone Huse & Tora Pétursdóttirl
14:15 - 15:00 How does the ice edge come to matter?
This panel explores the fixity and fluidity of the zone where the polar sea ice meets open water, amongst scientists explored as a marginal ice zone and between politicians discussed as ‘the ice edge’ in the Barents Sea. What are the differences between the fixity of the ice edge as a single line used to map, plan or even ‘move’ and the zone as cyclical and lived environment?
Moderator: Hilde Methi with Berit Kristoffersen with Jana Winderen and biologist, UiT (TBA)
15:15 - 16:00 How and why does the Arctic matter?
What kind of encounters are identified are central to knowledge and politics creation and development in the Arctic? Presenting extracts from the various Arctic Encounters project in dialogue with indigenous encounters in Russia, this session unpack ongoing research dialogues across the Arctic.
Moderator: Michel Bravo/Roger Norum with Lars Jensen, Kristin Loftsdottir (TBC), Graham Huggan, Zoia Ravna
Free admission | Gratis inngang