策展人 | 劳拉·莫娅 Laura Moya
联合策展 | 王雪珂 Isabella Wang
艺术家 | 大卫·弗里兹 David Freese
I once heard a cinematographer say that there is no better colour in film than black and white and grey tones, seemingly colourless but indeed shot with a colour camera. It was on a trip to Iceland last winter that I really appreciated and took advantage of this concept.
Witnessing a unique combination of geological, climatic, atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, Iceland offers a visual treasure trove that attracts artists from all over the world. When the winter tides come and the snow flies, Iceland becomes an island of black and white and grey. Because Iceland's skies are mostly cloudy, its varied landscapes create wonderful shades of grey, with accents of colour that are often noticeable and captivating.
Ice has now become a symbol of climate change, as everyone on the planet knows that it is melting. All the glaciers on Iceland will melt within 100 years at the earliest, yet the people of Iceland are doing nothing wrong as they are now already producing electricity from renewable sources such as geothermal and hydroelectric power. Can the rest of the world follow their lead? Or is it too late?