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David Buckland is an internationally renowned photographer, filmmaker and designer whose lens-based works have appeared in venues such as the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He is also the founding Director of the Cape Farewell Project, which brings artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about climate change. Since 2001 Buckland has lead a number of expeditions on board the schooner Noorderlicht to the high Arctic so that artists and students might experience first hand the effects of global climate change. While guests are invited without obligation, the results of these trips have led to a diverse range of artistic outcomes including: art, music, films, poetry and even comedic musings, many of which are captured on the Cape Farewell website at www.capefarewell.com.
David’s own artistic work consists of films and photographs that document his experiences and connections to his colleagues and the Arctic landscape during these expeditions. In particular, he has created powerful, resonant works by filming and photographing projected text and images on melting icebergs. Some of these works can be found in his book titled Burning Ice: Art & Climate Change and his film, Art from the Arctic.
For this exhibition No.9 has commissioned two special editions of David’s filmic work titled Cape Farewell and Sublime as seen on the flat screens provided.
“Climate change is a reality. Caused by us all, it is a cultural, social and economic problem and must move beyond scientific debate. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public in this issue, through creative insight and vision. The Arctic is an extraordinary place to visit. It is a place in which to be inspired, a place which urges us to face up to what it is we stand to lose.”
No.9: Contemporary Art and the Environment is proud to present the exhibition David Buckland, Arctic Projections and the Cape Farewell Project, 2010. No.9 is supportive of David’s extraordinary efforts both through his personal artistic work and the direction of the Cape Farewell Project to bring awareness to climate change. By working together we can all play a part in bringing about the cultural shift that needs to occur to save our planet from the devastation of climate change.