Arctic Garden, work in progress
What kind of garden would unfurl at the world’s northernmost settlement, which sits 78 degrees north and sees temperatures drop to under −27ºC? How can plants survive in the long winter when the sea, land and sky are covered with heavy snow, and the sun has not risen for months? The garden in the Arctic – is it a desperate dream or a worthwhile pursuit?
By observing, meditating and imagining, Arctic Garden seeks a utopian garden and explores the entangled relationships between plants and other life forms shaped by extreme environments.
A film project by Ellie Kyungran Heo (director, co-writer) and Louise Rapley (producer, co-writer)
Supported by Arts Council England (UK) and April Film (Norway)