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.
During an expedition to the centre of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet, I created large-format photographs that reflect upon the seemingly endless and incomprehensable landscape on the ice that dates back in time as far as the Eemian, a climatic period about 125,000 years ago, before the last Ice Age and with temperatures similar to our present day.
At the same time, scientists have extracted ice cores 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.
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 dynamics of the ice sheet, ice crystal structures and bubbles of air that are conserving the atmosphere of the past for more than a hundred thousand years, constituting some of the oldest ice on earth.
Additionally, I carefully processed original scientific images – while maintaining their authenticity – to merge their aesthetics with the large-format photographs into a wholesome exploration of the Arctic that sensibilizes for the fragility of the ice and raises questions about its connection to the universe and ourselves.
Furthermore, I employ photography-related processes, such as dark-light line-scans of a 3,000 meter long ice core that are produced in a similar way to creating a photographic negative, a stitched radar sounding as well as reversing the technicalities of photography by 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 double-lightbreaking structure of an ice crystal that is picked up by an open 4x5 inch negative.
In a room-filling installation, these images are combined with the large-scale landscape photographs as well as an original piece of Eemian ice 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 that visualizes its complex and contemplative nature.

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.
A publication is in progress.

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