Underwater photography by Zena Holloway
California-based artist Lita Albuquerque led an expedition to Antarctica, near the south pole in the creation of her global installation ‘Stellar Axis’, a creative enterprise which became the first and largest ephemeral artwork created on the continent. Albuquerque and a team of researchers and astrologists situated 99 fabricated blue spheres on the Earth’s icy surface, the placement of each corresponding to the location of one specific stars in the sky above. During orbit, the displacement between the original positions of the stars and the vibrantly colored orbs drew an invisible spiral of our planet spinning in motion, creating a terrestrial constellation at the earth’s pole.
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Notes for an Epilogue Tamas Dezso
"Spiritual tradition and physical heritage are simultaneously disintegrating in Romania. Time is beginning to undermine centuries-old traditions preserved in tiny villages, in communities of only a few houses, as well as the bastions of the communist era’s enforced industrialisation, which became part and parcel of Romania’s recent history. One year ago, I began photographing the scenes of a world irreversibly decaying, the transformation of a Balkan country surviving the region’s hardest dictatorship. When capturing the still recordable milieu I am examining the parallel of a general tendency and personal stories: as resilient humanity condensing into symbolic destinies takes shape in the face of mortality.”