ARCTIC MIRAGE

THE ART OF LISTENING

Our culture is primarily focussed on our visual sensory. We know much of the history because of stories we could transfer visually. Like written letters, paintings and cave drawings. We are only able since a relative short time to record and archive sound in a good and usable manner. Soundscape ecology is a new field of research were we investigate the relationship between the geophony, biophony and anthrophony.

Sound can be used to measure and visualize the health of a given ecosystem. We want to create a bridge between art and science through the use of sound art and film. We want to stimulate peoples senses by changing the perspective they hear and see.

The Northpole is an endless inspiring landscape. Seemingly no man's land. Raw nature. This area is right now of great interest because of a changing climate. There is a increase of sound we humans add the underwater soundscape. What is the effect of these sounds on life aquatic?

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Tristan Visser

When does sound become music? On this border Tristan likes to play in his work. The relationship between humans and the sea is a recurring theme in his projects. He wants to make people more aware and curious of the soundscape that surrounds them. He presents his projects as audiovisual productions, live performances and sound installations.

He graduated as Bachelor of Music on the Academy for Popular Culture in Leeuwarden in 2018.

In 2019 he went to Greenland for the first time to explore the possibility the communicate with a whale through music. The result is presented in the short documentary 'Onder Water (Under Water, in Dutch) - The quest for the soundscape in sea'. Leading up to this adventure he created a multichannel sound installation for the exhibition Louis Apol on Nova Zebla in Panorama Mesdag in Den Haag. A large panorama painting created in the 19th century. In 2021 he contributed a sound installation for the exhibition 'Blood, Sweat and Whale Oil' in Frisian Shipping Museum in Sneek.

Jeroen van de Bovenkamp

To use video and film as matter of passing on inspiring and motivating stories. This is where Jeroen his passion lays. Video and film is one of the best ways to have stories reach a bigger audience. Jeroen graduated a HBO Bachelors degree in Communication and Multimedia Design. Parttime working for care organization Fier: nationwide expertise- and treatment center with the focus on violence in dependency relationships. Besides that he has his own company 'Lange Krullenbol' where he works on a variety of film and video projects.

One of his latest film projects brought him to two ocean rowers who participated in a competition to row the Atlantic Ocean and raise money and awareness on the plastic pollution challenge in the ocean. For the making of this documentary he himself also crossed the Atlantic Ocean on sailing vessel 'Windfall'.

Jeroen is a social creator. Always on the lookout for new stories to capture on film and share with the world.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO MAKE?

Arctic Mirage continues where Onder Water left off. An artistic interpretation of Arctic landscapes above the polar circle. From Greenland to Alaska we pass the Northwest Passage through Canadian Fjord and Island groups. We want to dive deeper in the subject on how humans are influencing the natural soundscape. The result will be heard on the album we are going to release. On the making of this album we are going to create a film. This film will explore the theme's surrounding the project.

We are going to collaborate with various artists to translate the recorded sounds are influencing us humans. This will be presented in the film in a scene where an artist with synesthesia is going to paint a soundscape.

We want to create a connection to the underwater world by have people listening to it. We believe from appreciation can arise the need for protection.

Production

Our goal is to create two projects during this expedition. We want to make an album, with music and field recordings and also we are shooting a documentary about the expedition.

Album

Film

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Contact

We are looking for partners who want to contribute to our project. Would you like to donate or plan a event? Send us an email toinfo@arcticmirage.nl

Or you can call us on this number: +31(0)646407776