- Year: 2010
- Place: Spitzbergen/Svalbard
- Land: Norway (78.7198519,20.3493328) centr.
- Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna and Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins
With their multimedial project THE COLD COAST ARCHIVE Annesofie Norn, Signe Lidén and Steve Rowell approach topics related to conservation and extinction. The artists focus on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Svalbard archipelago, where seeds of crop plants are stored and protected against catastrophes such as global warming, earthquakes and nuclear war. >> >>
“The Cold Coast Archive project investigates and explores human beings’ efforts to preserve civilization and defy the inevitability of its demise. It investigates Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault’s practical, political, historical and symbolic structure, its arctic location, as well as its infrastructure and cultural nuances expressed in the local environment.” (Rowell, Norn, Lidén) >>