Edited by Katja Aglert, Stefanie Hessler
Writers: Lisa Bloom, Sabeth Buchmann, Stefanie Hessler
Design by Sandra Praun
2014, English, softcover
255 pages, 12 x 18 cm
In 2009, the Swedish artist Katja Aglert embarked on an artistic residency research trip to the Arctic. This became the starting point for her project Winter Event - Antifreeze. Five years on it has, using repetition and reiteration as its main artistic methods, turned into a complex and multi-faceted structure. This book constitutes the project’s finale.
Winter Event - Antifreeze proposes a different narrative of the Arctic; dissecting the romantic and mystical clichés around it, and deconstructing narratives of ‘heroism’ and so-called ‘discoveries’ from a norm-critical perspective. The book is the result of a collaboration between Aglert and the curator Stefanie Hessler, and includes documentary images by the artist along with reference material from a variety of other resources used in the project.