A visual delight
Marvellous photography from independent film maker and nature photographer, Richard Sidey.
Magical sounds of a double-bass enchant whales
Brooklyn-based composer Garth Stevenson, carried his 150-year-old double-bass to Antarctica for inspiration and found himself performing for an unusual audience.
Midwinter Broadcast 2017
BBC World Service radio programme: a selection of music, interviews, and messages to the British Antarctic Survey team overwintering in Antarctica.
In this remarkable modern orchestral music Belgian composer, Eric Bettens, shares the emotions and experiences of his journey to the Antarctic.
Elegy for the Arctic
This clip takes us to the Artic rather than the Antarctic, but this short piece of music wonderfully evokes the threatened beauty of Earth’s polar regions.
Sounds of Space
Haunting sounds of ice, comets and space phenomena recorded in Antarctica and on spacecraft – truly otherworldly! The work of Dr Nigel Meredith of the British Antarctic Survey and artist-engineer Diana Scarborough.
L’Astrolabe, le passeur de l’Antarctique
A book that tells the stories of the famous French ice-breaker, ‘L’Astrolabe’ – its 30 years of voyages to Antarctica, the people who travelled there and adventures they experienced. In French by Daphné Buiron and Stephane Dugast.
Antarctic Biennale: musiques, mots et fantasie
“Une utopie est devenue réalité : nous venons de vivre la première Antartic Biennale !» La déclaration est de l’artiste, poète, ingénieur et marin russe Alexandre Ponomarev, qui a embarqué avec lui 80 artistes, scientifiques, philosophes et écrivains à la mi-mars [en 2017] et pendant douze jours sur le navire d’expédition scientifique Akademik-Sergey-Vavilov pour explorer le pôle Sud au-delà du cercle antarctique.” Lire le journal de bord de Jeanette Zwingenberger, historienne et critique d’art, qui raconte cet évenement hors commun. Voir aussi des photos extraordinaires sur le blog d’Eugene Kaspersky (in English).
Walking in Antarctica
Artist Helen Glazer spent seven weeks in Antarctica in 2015 sponsored by the US National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. She took stunning photographs of ice and geological formations, some of which have been turned into sculptures.
Liza Ryan’s Antarctic photo-based works are inspired by the continent’s other-worldly landscape. Her remarkable images were exhibited at the Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in 2018. You can read about her experiences in Antarctica shaped the work in this article from the Financial Times.