August 28, 2014
“Curiosity is important. I let myself be confused and believe in the moment. Being confused is the moment you get to new places.”
– Annesofie Norn
Danish multimedia artist Annesofie Norn is interested in the ways time, landscape, imagery and science affect human perception.
Based in Berlin, Norn traveled to Alaska in June for an artist residency as part of the museum’s Polar Lab program. She is exploring different modes of mapping and sensing the environment, juxtaposing satellite imagery and its “God’s eye view” with the ground-level perceptions of pinhole photography.
She ventured to Fairbanks and Toolik Field Station, observing Arctic research ranging from soil and insect studies to tundra plants and the effects of light. She also worked with UAF scientists studying climate change.
Her resulting work will appear in a Polar Lab exhibition in 2016.
The Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab brings artists to Alaska and the Circumpolar North and encourages them to use their work to bridge cultures and borders as they explore life in the North.