France is invited by Christophe Henning in Grand Angle, a RCF program, at 17:03.
Christian Morel is on board, as part of the artist residency I organized. Every day is a challenge to produce images out of step, with Inuit volunteers, on the theme of sea ice. But every photo shared finally offers a good time, good memories for everyone. "It was fun!" Adrian tells me, after waiting for the train in vain, suitcase in hand on the ice at sunset. Or Sarah watering flowers coming out from the ice, William as a shaman in the middle of a circle of fire, Joy placing her bare feet carefully polish on the snow... Even Leonie and Aurore's friends took part and enjoyed it! A web gallery on Qikiqtarjuaq's website will soon show this work for the community. We will also be able to see these images on Vagabond's website soon.
Takuvik team, with who we are preparing the GreenEdge project, is wondering about the influence of two icebergs, close to the future ice camp... I have to measure the ice thickness in the surroundings, and to take pictures. And I'm using the solar balloon!
Vagabond and her crew are in Flow magazine (March issue).
Arrival of Christian Morel, photographer, taking part in the artist residency organized in Qikiqtarjuaq by France Pinczon du Sel (March 13 to 30, 2016).
Succes of the first dive out of five to collect spat traps set up by Ben Misiuk during summer 2015.
For 3 years, the same ice island coming from the Petermann glacier (north west Greenland) stayed aground south of Brougton island. We went all around with Eric on a beautiful day by -25°C, passing by the future ice camp site, by the wonderful neighbour iceberg, and through some rough ice. Some windy swirls get up here and there. The island has changed a bit, one piece was separated, two valleys are heading towards the centre... A polar bear is running away on our arrival; we have a picnic sheltered from the wind south of the island, along an endless wall. Variable heights, a snowdrift allows us to reach the top. Although this is early March, we get stuck in the slush: two snowmobiles and one sled, nearby the island! After a lot of effort pushing, wading, manoeuvring, using ropes, we got out of the slush. Opportunity to check that my kamiks are really waterproof! The circumference of the island is more than 17 km!