Author Archives: Nataša Vasiljević

OPEN CALL for LETTERS

I’m collecting stories related to the sea. It could be any kind of story: your memory of an event which happened there, your reflections, emotions.. The story should be about you and the sea. You should choose the one which represent best the relationship you have with the sea. If you prefer, you can make a drawing, write a poetry.. The story should be written on A4 paper and sent by post.

After gathering your stories, I will make a paper boats out of them.
Make them waterproof as much as possible.
Put them all together into the sea.
And let them sail away.
If you are interested in letting your paper boat into the sea, please contact me:
natasabv@gmail.com

Nowhereisland

Nowhereisland is a public art project conceived by artist Alex Hartley.

In 2004, the artist discovered an island in the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The island revealed itself from within the melting ice of a retreating glacier and Hartley was the first human to ever stand on it and with the help of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the island, named Nyskjaeret, is now officially recognised and included on all maps and charts subsequent to its discovery.In 2011, Hartley returned to the Arctic to retrieve the island territory. A quantity of island territory was removed and sailed into international waters north of Svalbard. Once in international waters, Alex declared Nowhereisland a new nation on 20th September 2011, before the island material was shipped back to the UK to be formed into the floating island sculpture.

This is a real place on the move. But it belongs to nowhere. It is an island nation that has come from a place that is deeply implicated by global decisions. It offers us the chance to reflect on where we belong and what nationhood means and it opens up many important questions that affect us all.

For more information, please visit: http://nowhereisland.org/

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