7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
20th October, 2015
Antarctica coincides with a solo exhibition CHRIS DOBROWOLSKI: ESCAPE at Wimbledon Space, 2 – 23 October 2015.
SOMETIMES, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO JUSTIFY YOUR POSITION MAKING ART WHILST EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS TRYING TO SAVE THE PLANET.
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place in the world, home to a few scientists, engineers and medical professionals all at the top of their game. Every day is about survival. Every day is about saving the planet.
And then Chris came along to make some Art.
For three and a half months Chris lived and worked alongside the folks at the British Antarctic Survey. He discovered that sometimes it’s very difficult to justify your position as an Artist whilst everyone around you is a Hero.
This is a recently reworked, power-point presentation-come-adventure story about overcoming hardships and celebrating difference via tales of carnivorous ducks, Ladybird books and a sledge built out of gold picture frames.
Antarctica is created by Chris Dobrowolski and produced by Artsadmin.
Looking forward @JS_Diaspora opening a discussion with stimulus from award winning film #MyNameIs @mynameisdocu on 'Decolonising the self before we can decolonise HE & culture' @RADA_London via @InfoTCCE tomorrow as part of a broader event from 1pm to 3pm. Deets to follow in🧵 pic.twitter.com/6ozzJLHTrG