Open call for Dark Ecology journey 2015

Rethinking ecology

1. October 2015
Northern Norway, Northern Russia

The Dark Ecology journey is for artists, theorists, designers, curators, scientists, writers, makers, and researchers who operate at the intersection of art, science and music, and who are interested in rethinking notions and concepts such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ecology’ and ‘society’, and exploring new descriptions of the current 'state of affairs'.

Dark Ecology Journey 2014. Photo: Konstantin Guz


The second research trip in the Dark Ecology project will take place from 25–29 November 2015.

Participants will once again travel to Kirkenes in Norway’s northern extremes, visit the neighbouring town Nikel (just across the border in Russia), and travel to the largest city in the far north: Murmansk (Russia).

The programme includes presentations of new commissioned works by HC Gilje, Margrethe Pettersen, Joris Strijbos, and Hilary Jeffrey, as well as lectures, discussions, guided walks, and concerts. More names will be announced soon.

If you are interested in joining the journey, or have any questions about participating, please contact Dark Ecology team at darkecology[@]sonicacts[.]com. To apply send them your bio and a short explanation about why you would like to participate as soon as possible, there are limited places available.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2015.

Read more about the project here.


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