PNEK FILEs: Dark Ecology

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Dark are the ways of art. To Timothy Morton ecology is less a clean, problem free approach to how we shape and inhabit this planet. Ecology is, like art, a dark affair. It is messy affair contaminated by human desires and conflicting opinions. Ecology is definitely something emotional, something that concerns us all. Eco stems from Greek Oakes, meaning nothing less than our home. Ecology is therefore about our human household and how we keep ourselves best fit for life. Homes should be warm and comfortable. Yet many are not. It is hard to say what state this planet is really in. Some, like Timothy, thinks the catastrophe has already happened. Ragnarok –the end of the world as it is described in Norse Mythology- is already behind us. From now on is about how we navigate the broken waters. The Dark Ecology tour was such an attempt: to both map the territory and build new ground. For five days fifty artists explored the northern regions of Norway and Russia. It was both a corporal and mental expedition, intense in travel, discussions and differences in artistic thinking. Boarders were crossed, but void remains. We passed the boarder station Storskog the day it was closed after thousand of asylum seekers had crossed in a month. Even the most barren region of Europe brings hope to those who despair. Sometimes life and hope is only a short bike ride away.

This PNEK file brings you a glimpse of the darkness we experienced. If we did not find the right answers, Dark Ecology –like art- might make us ask the better questions.

Stahl Stenslie

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  1. My opinion is that it should be a Confederal Union of (all) the Arctic Regions based not in economy like the EU but on ecology with a democratic elected parliament and government.

    Basic income for all citizens should be the only economic fundament of the Confederal Union.

    It would include Northern Alaska, parts of Northern Siberia, parts of Northern Canada, Groenland, Iceland, Northern Norway, Northern Sweden, Northern Finland and Karalia in Northwestern Russia.

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