ARCTIC

I spent two and a half weeks of June 2018 in the Arctic Residency, sailing up the western coastline of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the unincorporated archipelago of Svalbard, which is administered by Norway and is about halfway between the mainland and the North Pole. 

Currently updating - more to come.

Created with support of the thearcticcircle.org residency.

 © 2020 by SHOHEI KATAYAMA 

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金繕い | Golden Repair

An ephemeral installation on a cracked Glacier using emergency blankets. Based on the Japanese ceramic tradition (金繕い - kintsukuroi) of repairing broken pots with gold inlay, and the concept of (物の哀れ - Mono no aware), translated as an empathy toward things, a sensitivity to ephemera, or the pathos of things. Created with support of the thearcticcircle.org residency.