POLES APART

18 April – 15 May 2015
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne
Monday – Sunday 10am – 11pm
Tel. (03) 8663 2583

The Arctic and Antarctic remain great unexplored frontiers – mysterious landscapes, undiscovered species, gigantic icebergs and impenitrable ice-floes all contribute to our fascination of the locations. These four films serve to make the Poles even more fascinating as they look through the lens of artists who for some period inhabit these breathtaking landscapes.

Getting there:
Train Stop: Flinders St Station
Tram Stop: Swanston St trams, Flinders St trams
Bike route: Yes!
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 Map reference: D

Last Days of the Arctic
Icelandic/English/ Danish, 90mins, 2011
Ethnography meets documentary meets photography in this extra-ordinarily tender film.

3pm, Sunday 19 April
7pm, Friday 8 May
7pm, Friday 15 May
5:30pm, Saturday 16 May

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Antarctica: A Year on Ice
New Zealand, 91mins, 2013
Ten years in the making, this stunning film documents life in the Antarctic over a full 12 months.

3pm, Saturday 18 April
3pm, Saturday 2 May
7pm, Monday 11 May

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Expedition to the end of the World
Denmark, 90mins, 2013
An unlikely group of artists and scientists are thrust together to explore the unexplored.

7pm, Tuesday 28 April
3pm, Sunday 3 May
3pm, Sunday 10 May
7pm, Tuesday 12 May

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Art from a Changing Arctic*
UK, 60mins, 2005
David Hinton travelled 2,500 nautical miles aboard the schooner Nooderlicht filming artists, scientists and educators exploring the environment of the High Arctic. The result was Art From The Arctic.

7pm, Monday 4 May

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* The Monday 4 May screening of Art from a Changing Arctic session includes:
Q & A at the conclusion of the screening with David Buckland, Artistic Director, Cape Farewell (UK); Caroline Lambert, Climate and Environment Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Australia, Canberra; David Karoly, Professor of Meteorology and an ARC Federation Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, and Research Director, Climate and Energy from the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges; Guy Abrahams, CEO CLIMARTE; and moderated by John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne.

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