It´s All WHITE focuses on the fragility of the Arctic, explores our understanding of space as a whole and the self-reflective moment arising from that.
For this, I have been invited to go on an international scientific expedition to the centre of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet, where ice cores at an age of over 125,000 years are extracted from the three kilometer thick and 1,7 million
square kilometer wide Ice Sheet that are now analyzed to get a better understanding of our past, present and future climate, while Greenland is the largest island in the world and bigger than Germany, France, England, Spain, Italy and Portugal together of which over 81 percent are covered with ice.
During my stay, I created large-format photographs to achieve an almost white aesthetic that reflects upon the seemingly endless and incomprehensable landscape on the ice as well to allow a closer exploration of the dynamics of the ice itself that go back as far as the Eemian, a climatic period with temperatures similar to our own before the last Ice Age.
Later on, I closely collaborated with the scientists at the Centre for Ice and Climate in their cold labs in Copenhagen as well as receiving further support by Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany and NASA to explore the build-up of annual snow layers, ice crystal structures and bubbles of air that are conserving the atmosphere of the past.
The images of the ice are sculptural, analytical and processed scientific depictions, in which I employ photography-related processes, such as a stitched radar sounding, dark-light line-scans of a 3,000 meter long ice core that are produced in a similar way to creating a photographic negative as well as turning a scientific cold lab into a darkroom and instead of using an optical lens to bundle light, directing a single light ray through an ice crystal, which is de-fracted into its complimentary colors and by this portraying the internal structure of an ice crystal that is picked up by an open-faced 4 x 5 inch negative.
In a room-filling installation, these images are combined with the large-scale landscape photographs to confront the vast and all-encompassing feeling of the white landscape with the explorative investigations of the ice, to create a wondrous and sensitive image of the Arctic from above and within, while its importance is growing on a global level.

A publication is in progress.

The following images depict the white landscape on top of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet, new ice crystal formation below its surface, a piece of a 34,400 year old ice core from the last Ice Age that has been extracted from the vertical and horizontal centre of Greenland, build-up of annual snow layers of our most recent years in the upper part of the Ice Sheet, dark-light line-scans of a 3,000 meter long ice core dating back more than 125,000 years in time and containing bubbles of air that are conserving the atmosphere of the past as well as the official transition from the last Ice Age to our present Holocene, a 7 cm original size ice crystal that has been collected from the Greenlandic Ice Sheet and its internal structure as exposed through light-raying onto an open 4x5“ negative, microscopic ice crystal studies from the archive of a polar scientist, the absorption of light by ice crystals, a panorama of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet down to its bedrock from stitched radar soundings as well as the flowing surface on top of the Ice Sheet and the correlating north polar Ice Sheet on Mars with natural red dust.

Installation view from Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen // Denmark, 2019