In Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, Nipi means so much more than just “music”. Nipi also means the sound of speech, the cracking of ice, the howling of a wolf, the barking of a seal, the sniffing of a snow fox, the growling of a bear, the breathing of the whale, the nightly chorus of the dogs, a thunder-cap of a collapsing iceberg, a yelling of the dog-driver, a cosmic silence of the dancing Northern Lights … in other words, it means all the “music” of the beautiful world around us.
What happens to us when we are suddenly deprived of our temperature controlled environments?
What if everything that we take for granted – cloths, air conditioning systems, running water, supermarkets, buses, roads and road signs – is suddenly gone? Can we survive outside of the cocoon?
Ice Desert is the best place to find out the answer. Here one will have to live in the extreme conditions that are detrimental to most of the "normal" life on Earth.
Here, on the drifting sea ice, we don't struggle against the elements. Instead, we are working with them, making the best out of forces of Nature. We wander, accept, and adopt.....
Under the stage name ColdArtist, I explorer the limits of the body and the possibilities of the mind in the harsh environment of the Arctic.