Art from a Changing Arctic, which opened the 2006 Montreal Film Fest, documents the voyages to Cape Farewell, led by David Buckland, in a 100-year-old schooner of the high Arctic.
While scientists conduct their studies on board, the artists (Buckland, Ian McEwan, Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey) react to the harsh environment and the very visible impacts of climate change on the extraordinary, yet vulnerable, Arctic landscape.
This screening precedes Buckland's visit to the River Run Centre in Guelph as speaker for this year's Guelph Lecture - on Being Canadian ( www.eramosa.org ). Mr Buckland, an internationally renowned photographer, designer and filmmaker, whose works are collected by the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the National portrait Gallery in London, will sail Canada's Northwest Passage in 2008, celebrating International Polar Year and our special role in the battle against climate change. DVDs will be on sale, with proceeds going to our local rare Charitable Research Reserve ( www.raresites.org ) where Buckland is an International Ambassador.
This visually compelling film is recommended as an excellent introduction to David Buckland's work and the artists' activities prove to be inspiring and quite surprising. Sat Oct 13, 1:00pm only. Admission is Free, with donations to the Eramosa Institute welcome.