In Iceland, artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir is collaborating with the Icelandic rescue team to create a polar bear out of hundreds of red tents that will be located at the base of a melting Icelandic glacier. The image is inspired by the Nazca lines of Peru and children's drawings, and seeks to highlight diminishing glaciers and sea ice, as well as the uncertain future polar bears face. Polar bears, not native to Iceland, have been found swimming up to Iceland’s shores desperate for refuge as their nearby homes melt.
Bjargey Ólafsdóttir was born and raised in Iceland. She studied photography, painting and mixed media at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík and Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and studied Screenwriting and Directing in Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam. She has exhibited her work internationally in venues such as The Reykjavík Art Museum, The Reykjavík museum of Photography, Kunstverein Munich, KunstWerke, Berlin, Galeria Traschi in Santiago, Chile and Moscow House of Photography.
WHAT: Aerial art project
WHEN: November 27, 2010 (Exact Time To Be Announced)
WHERE: (Exact Location To Be Announced)
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