Photo exhibition, video installation, video & performances by the artist
Andrea Juan (Download resume in PDF format 235KB )
The Antarctica changes its contours, the geographical limits made of eternal ice pave the way for newly cut geographies. Glaciers thaw: from under their water layers, methane comes out and, as a closed circuit, the gas strengthens the greenhouse effect. The climate changes are increasingly stronger, causing catastrophes beyond imagination. Ice blocks melt into water that raises sea levels.
Research conducted by scientists at the National Antarctic Direction (DNA) and the Argentine Antarctic Institute such as the “appearance of Methane Hydrochloride on glacier ice surfaces”, by Dr. Rodolfo Del Valle and “Evidence of Climate Warming in the Antarctic peninsula and the disappearance of the Larsen Glacier Barrier”, by Engineer Pedro Skvarca were the starting points for the basis of this project, which analyzes the effects produced by climate changes and human incidence on these processes.
Andrea Juan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Teaching by the National University Tres de Febrero. In 2005, she obtained the Guggenheim Fellowship and before that, the UNESCO, Ascberg, Fundación Antorchas and the National Fund for Arts fellowships. The Video Installation “Methane”, which is part of the Exhibition, will be exhibited on March 30, 2007 at the “First Biennial in the End of the World”, an International Art Biennial to be held in the city of Ushuaia.
Support: therefore the art series of “Girasoles” (Sunflowers), “Encapsulados” (Encapsulated) and “Red” (Net) were shown on April 2007 at the Aregtine Museum of Natural Science – Bernardino Rivadavia, in an exhibit organized by Tierra de Exploradores.