Phil Dadson

Terra Incognita (2005)

17 min 12 sec3 channel installation / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"An ironic take on the magnetic attraction of the 'ice' for adventurers, explorers, artists, scientists alike. Filmed in Antarctica 2003. The central screen is haunted by a looming shadow, the two flanking screens depict imagery shot in the interior of Scott's hut on the edge of McMurdo Sound. National anthems (of nations represented on the ice) waft through ice-crunching sounds of trudging through a brittle ice-scape."

Artist's statement

Selected exhibitions

  • Art from Antarctica, Brazil, Germany (2009)

  • Southland Art Gallery (2006)

  • 45o Below, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru (2005/06)

  • Breaking Ice: Revisioning Antarctica, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (2005)

  • Sur Polar, Buenos Aires (2006)

  • Various showings throughout NZ as part of Polar Projects

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