After Andree (because you didn’t arrive)

After Andree recounts an expedition in 1897 where three Swedish explorers attempted to cross the North Pole to reach Russia or Canada in a hot air balloon made of black satin. Only days into their journey they crashed upon a moving glacier. Although surviving the fall they soon perished in the snow, their bodies and photographic documentation subsequently encased for decades in the frozen wilderness.

During an artist residency at the Banff Arts Centre, Alberta Canada, as an ode to these three explorers Mosca travelled further north to a glacier; one not unlike where the three men landed and spent their last days. She buried a large format negative upon the glacier within the slowly shifting ice exposing it for the period of time it took to walk out on the glacier until you could walk no further.


© Copyright Sarah Mosca 2016