Start date:
November 2013
End date:
December 2013
Four flight hours/ six mission hours to various locations in the Dry Valleys and Cape Royds
Principle Investigator:
Jennifer Martin
I am coming to Antarctica as an artist and therefore primarily as an observer. I would love as much time up close with the scientists and the animals as possible, without interfering with their work, to study their interaction, eavesdrop on the diction and language of scientific discussion and observation, and to just quietly absorb the textures and tones of the atmosphere at the different stations. I plan to travel with and observe Antarctic field teams to compile impressions, sensations, textures and scientific vernacular for use in writing original works of poetry.