The Antarctic Biennale
aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov in the Ross Sea
100.x.HALO.SPACE is an 8 minute digitally-animated video piece comissioned for and exhibited in the Antarctica Biennale.
In 1999, NASA initiated the LIMA Project, providing the first, true-color high-resolution satel- lite images of the Antarctic continent. Despite NASA’s attempts to visually capture the entirety of Antarctica however, a hole at the very south pole was impossible to document due to the near-polar orbit of the satellite. This, in turn, led to the propagation of various conspiracy theories as to what lies within the area.
Our contribution for the film program aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov offers a journey through an icy, untamed alien landscape littered with unusual technological objects. The images themselves are a hybrid product of photographic satellite imagery and dig- itally rendered content. These visuals are captioned by a scrolling text, written by an acquaintance of ours, who is convinced that he is transcribing his communication with aliens.