65° - 75° | Travel Log

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    65° - 75°   |   Travel Log
     
  • Northern lights are difficult to describe.
    Whenever I tried to explain the phenomenon to people arround me, it always sounded very remote from the experience these lights had immersed myself.
    To nourish my project, I had to plan a trip to the most northern cities of Scandinavia in order to chase the auroras again, before they would disappear with the light of spring.
     
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    This project was presented with an interactive installation.

    Find more informations about the installation here.
     
     
     
     
     
    The auroral zone covers latitudes 65° to 75°.
    In this area, the nights are getting shorter extremely rapidly between mid-January and mid-May.
    The sun never rises in the winter, and never sets in the summer. Auroras are usually visible until mid-March.
     
    The end of the semester was at the end of March, I didn’t have that much time to decide...
    In five days, the trip was «planned». 10 days and 10 nights in the most northern Scandinavia cities:
    Tromso(69 °), Narvik(68 °), Abisko(68 °) and Kiruna(67 °).
     
    To nourish the installation, I recorded sounds and took photographs along the way.
    This journal counts every step of my journey through various pieces of data:
    Photographs, coordinates, weather reports, paths and road taken, and accounts of my state of mind.
     
     
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    Thanks for watching !