“Polar Eclipse” at the Venice Biennale

"Polar Eclipse" by Strachan

“Polar Eclipse” by Strachan
The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want (Arctic Ice Project), (detail), 2004-06

“Polar Eclipse” by Tavares Stachan is this years’ Bahamas National Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Stachan is interested in migratory and the cross-culture nature of contemporary artistic production. He is focused on exploring often-invisible shifts in cultures, physical environments, and recounted histories, in the wake of globalization and narratives of progress.

This artist is known for “The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want” (2006), which consisted of a 4.5-ton block of ice. Harvested in a river near Mount McKinley he then shipped it by Federal Express to the Bahamas. He then exhibited in a transparent, freezer at a primary school in Nassau, where solar power kept it frozen.

Strachan VeniceAbout the “Polar Eclipse” and his art work he says “I’m fascinated by the idea of being in two or more places at once, and exploring difference that way,” says Strachan. “The way that the Venice Biennale, historically and now, deploys the idea of “difference” as cultural tourism is an interesting problem to work with.”

“Polar Eclipse””
through November 24, 2014
Bahamas National Pavilion
Venice, Italy

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China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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