Dark Ecology is a three-year art, research and commissioning project, initiated by the Dutch Sonic Acts and Kirkenes-based curator Hilde Methi. Dark Ecology unfolds through research, the creation and presentation of new artworks, lectures, performances, concerts, guided walks and public programmes presented in the zone on both sides of the border of northern Norway and Russia in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Partners Arctic Encounters (University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, the University of Iceland, Roskilde University, and The Arctic University of Norway), Fridaymilk, PNEK, Roman Khoroshilov, Visitor Centre of Øvre Pasvik National Park, Childrens’ Art School Nikel, School No 20 Nikel, Barents Travel (Nikel), Full of Nothing, Arctic Drilling AS, NIBIO Svanhovd & Visitor Centre Øvre Pasvik National Park, Tschudi, the municipalities of Nikel, Zapolyarny, Petchenga & Sør-Varanger, Sør-Varanger Filmklubb, Landmark/Kunsthall Bergen and Borealis Festival. Dark Ecology is part of Changing Weathers – networked responses to geophysical, geopolitical and technological culture-shifts across Europe. Changing Weathers is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Funders Dark Ecology is generously funded by BarentsKult, Public Art Norway (KORO/URO), Arts Council Norway, Creative Industries Fund NL, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway), Mondriaan Fund, Paradiso, Arts Council Norway - The Audio Visual Fund, Finnmark County Municipality, Bergen Municipality, Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK), Nordland County Council, City of Bergen and Troms County Council. A special thank you to the municipalities of Sør-Varanger, Pechenga, Nikel, and Pierre Ballings, Berit Kristoffersen, Britt Kramvig, Mark Minkman, Per Platou, Joost Rekveld, Raymond van den Boogaard, Gerard Walhof. Dark Ecology is part of Changing Weathers. Changing Weathers has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, andthe Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Arctic Encounters is financially supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme.

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