Rembert De Prez, Experimental Garden - A Conversation On Permafrost

master beeldende kunsten
Mentoren / Mentors:
Michiel De Cleene
Lars Kwakkenbos


[steam from the hot tea merges into the cold air]

– “Permafrost is the foundation upon which life in the Arctic is built, and its thawing threatens to destabilise the entire region. But because it is hidden from view, it is easy to ignore, to dismiss as a problem for another day.”

[measuring equipment beeps three times]

– “But the invisibility is also its greatest danger. It is a reminder that the effects of climate change are not always obvious, that they can be insidious and slow.”

[fieldwork continues]
[barking dog]

[by the door, a sign states that it’s mandatory to take off snowshoes when entering the building]

[a soft blue carpet leads to a small office]