nanoq and the indeterminate north

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2014) nanoq and the indeterminate north. In: Art + Environment Conference, 9-11 October 2014, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, US. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson present their project nanoq - a research-driven practice exploring the provenance of taxidermic polar bears in the United Kingdom. The project challenged ideas about wild and domesticated nature, creating an exhibition about agency and extinction that moved audiences internationally. Icelandic and UK artists Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson describe their collaborative practice, which they have conducted since 2001, as “socially engaged projects that explore contemporary relationships between human and non-human animals in the contexts of history, culture and the environment.” Their installation-based work utilizes objects, text, photography and video. Snæbjörnsdóttir is a professor of fine art at Gothenburg University’s Valand School of Art, and has been working as an artist, lecturer, and researcher since 1995. Mark Wilson holds a Ph.D in Art and teaches contemporary art at the University of Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Fine Arts
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 17:08
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 14:53
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4361

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