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Early Thaw of the Northwest Passage
Early Thaw of the Northwest Passage
Mixed Media Installation
Approx. 6 x 10 x 10 ft.
2010

Early Thaw of the Northwest Passage, an installation by collaborators Jenny Kendler & Linsey Burritt, explores the space between historical and contemporary conceptions of the Arctic --- a place which remains a romanticized realm of wonder/terror, while being, simultaneously, a locus for the objective reality of Climate Change. The Northwest Passage becomes a conceptual vehicle throughout the work, echoed by other passages: a passage for the movement of breath, passages to view the unknown, the act of passage as a way to new understanding.

The first of these hidden views is from the outside of the gallery, where an arrow marks a peephole.