Artists for the Arctic - Mission
29 August – 16 September 2015
The Arctic Region is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate.
In August 2015, an elite team of explorers comprised of Dr. Sylvia Earle, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Ernie Brooks, Wyland, Michael AW, Göran Ehlmé, Amos Nachoum, Emory Kristof, Stuart Ireland and Leandro Blanco in an expedition to the High Arctic to produce a feature documentary, a book and a series of exhibition worldwide.
The Mission of Elysium – Artists for the Arctic is to capture the panorama, flora and fauna of the high Arctic in a perspective no one has ever seen before. The Arctic region is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate. This expedition promises the most awe-inspiring and stunning visual interpretation ever seen of the Arctic. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the images of the Elysium Artists team shall inspire appreciation and love for the Arctic and a greater awareness of the impacts of climate change.
The Vision of Elysium – We believe we can save the Arctic. We are at a pivotal moment, and we might still have time to avoid a global catastrophe and avert a collision course. We believe a small group of people can change the world. We have now convenr a special team to produce a momentous documentation of the Arctic. This imaging epic shall inspire, invigorate, and serve as a call for action to ensure the survival of Artic keystone species and ultimately our very own future on planet Earth.
60 expedition members are carefully selected for this unique benchmark expedition starting from Longyearbyen to North Spitsbergen, North and East Greenland and finishing at Keflavik, Iceland. Besides panoramas of glaciers, icebergs and snowy mountains, imagery will focus on polar bears, walruses, belugas, narwals, arctic foxes, auks, snowy owls, muskoxens, arctic hares, and fin and blue whales.
If you are a naturalist, scientist, photographer, artist or musician, consider securing YOUR LEGACY in the Elysium Artists for the Arctic project by using your talent towards INSPIRING APPRECIATION AND LOVE FOR THE ARCTIC AND A GREATER AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
For the application form and more information: expeditions@OGSociety.org