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Scientists and artists respond to our changing natural world.

Andrea Juan. Still from New Species 2011
Video. Duration 00:07:00
Screened in the 2014 Living Data program,
Living Data Lab: Evolving Conversations

Taking art to Antarctica is reminds us of its frozen seas, its species, and its icebergs, and how important they are for the terrestrial ecosystem. The last two decades were probably the warmest in the last five centuries. The biggest changes are related to the disintegration of the A and B sectors of the Larsen Ice Shelf. When these ice shelves receded, an extraordinary treasure of ten million specimens was revealed beneath the Weddell Sea, on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Andrea Juan
Visual artist
Professor of Visual Arts,
National University of Tres de Febrero
Head of Cultural Projects,
National Antarctic Bureau of Argentine Ministry. 2011