12.2017 — On-going

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w/ Sissel Tolaas — Supported by MU Artspace

1300 kilometers from the North Pole, deep inside a mountain, the Global Seed Vault preserves seeds at −18 °C, from some of the world’s most important food crops. Located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, the location was a former coal mine.

The smell of a +70,000 year-old coal sample from the mine is temporarily trapped within a frozen block of ice. As the ice melts and the water evaporates, the container disappears and the molecules are released, to be refrozen into a new block. This cycle of evaporation is documented, to investigate the transformative structures of ice and the displacement of new forms of life.

2017 — SCL et al.