In late August 2004, Hannes von der Fecht, a 25-year-old student in photography at the Bremen University of Arts, joined the Arctic Coring Expedition (IODP Expedition 302) to document it from an artistic point of view. This expedition operated by the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) with an international team of scientists and technicians and three icebreakers, recovered the first extensive series of sediment cores from the Arctic Ocean seabed. The sediment cores that were collected provide insights into the climate and environmental history of the Arctic Basin over the past 55 million years and longer.
His photographic exhibition, supported by ECORD, the Bremen University of Arts, and the DFG Research Center Ocean Margins at Bremen University, entitled "Journey into the Ice", consists of 20 pictures and is available for loan upon request.
Technical Details of the Photographic Exhibition:
|Credit: photo ECORD/IODP by H.van der Fecht
The exhibition consists of 20 photographs, all glued on aluminium plates:
- 10 photographs, 46.5 x 46.5cm each
- 7 photographs, 37.2 x 57cm each
- 3 photographs, 73.5 x 73.5cm each
For institutions/museums who want to borrow the travelling exhibit, the following informations are important:
- the exhibition can be borrowed free of charge,
- only shipping and handling must be paid by the requesting institution,
- the photographs are numbered consecutively to indicate the order in which they should be displayed,
- each aluminium plate has a bar on the reverse side for fixing clamps,
- the entire photograph collection has a weight of 24kg,
- the exhibit will be shipped in two containers,
- dimensions of the container(s) will be provided on the website given in the contact details provided below,
- an additional poster with text introducing the exhibition will be provided via email, which must be printed and displayed by the requesting institution/museum.
Contact: Albert Gerdes, MARUM, University of Bremen.