Now here is land

Hartley, A and Kovats, T, eds. (2016) Now here is land. Victorian Miro, London. ISBN 9780993179839

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Nowhereisland documents a major public artwork by British artist Alex Hartley, and produced by Situations, Bristol. Hartley travelled to the High Arctic region of Svalbard in Norway (with the art/science climate change organisation, Cape Farewell) where he discovered an island recently revealed by a retreating glacier. He and his expedition team took the island into international waters, declaring it the world's newest nation, with citizenship open to anyone. Over 23,000 people from 135 countries signed-up during the island's 2,500 mile journey to the South West coast of England. It was greeted in ports and harbours by choirs, bands, parades and thousands of people on cliff tops, beaches and promenades. At the end of its 12-month life, the island was broken up and pieces given to each citizen; some went into orbit, and some have been used within the pages of this book.

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Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 14:35
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