07/11/2013 Peter Funch joins Project Pressure
Project Pressure is delighted to welcome photographer Peter Funch as our newest contributing artist – with an expedition to California planned for 2014. Born in Denmark and now based in New York, Peter is perhaps best known for his meticulously constructed street and skyscapes, which show scenes captured and layered over a series of days or even weeks. Following a trip to Greenland during which he captured these stunning images, Project Pressure caught up with him to talk about art, climate change and being cold.
What concepts interest you as an artist?
The idea of people, places or objects in transition related to human and impact; when it has been something and is becoming something new. It can a historic document losing it is value or relevance, a city disappearing – like Detroit – or when glaciers slowly vanish.
What role can art play in a big issue like climate change?
The scientific is one angle, the political is an other, the artistic is third. It is important to have as many angles on a such urgent matter. Different methods and viewpoints can be an eye-opener for another group. it is usually how inventions are made. Olafur Eliasson, Josef Albers, James Turrell and Florian Maier Aichen are, in my eyes, artists who are an interesting place between art and science.
22/10/2013 Snapshots from Athabasca
Taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the tourism phenomenon that is Canada’s Athabasca glacier, Andrew Querner captures the surreal juxtaposition of pristine white ice and brightly-attired visitors in his ‘Athabasca’ series. Project Pressure caught up with the Vancouver-based photographer to chat about the glacier and his work…
17/10/2013 Video: Exploring the Pallin glacier tunnel
Working with Stockholm University glaciologist Per Holmlund to identify sites of interest, Project Pressure recently travelled to the far north of Sweden to document glaciers in the Scandinavian Mountains, north of the Arctic Circle. During the expedition, which was supported by Polaroid Eyewear, photographer Klaus Thymann and Project Pressure 50% Director Christopher Seeley undertook an exploration of the Pallin Glacier tunnel, recently uncovered by melting ice.
12/10/2013 Adventuring for science
The first results of our collaboration with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation are now in, with Carl Hancock capturing some superb images like these ones of Snæfellsjökull in Iceland, which Project Pressure originally visited in 2011. Thanks to Carl for taking the time and care to contribute these images and data, and to Gregg and Erin at ASC for setting this up. If you’d like to contribute to Project Pressure, please visit our Get Involved page.
10/10/2013 Inside the Pallin tunnel
Project Pressure recently partnered with Polaroid Sunglasses to mount an expedition to Arctic Sweden. Among other sites, the team had an opportunity to explore the Pallin glacier tunnel. Uncovered by melting ice after being hidden for fifty years, this incredible natural wonder is one of the few glacial tunnels in the world that are safe to access.
A video about the tunnel with some background from glaciologist Per Holmlund is currently showing on The Guardian’s environment page.