The exhibition “Polar Extremes” by Lisa K. Blatt opened in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography on Friday. In 2008, Blatt spent two moths in Antarctica and the exhibition features the products of her stay.
In “Polar Extremes” Blatt draws a picture of the sensitive beauty of Antarctica, emphasizing its importance for the continued inhabitation of humans on earth, a press release describes.
In her work, Blatt examines how landscape can be defined by what isn’t visible, by memories or traces; historical events that lack visible evidence such as radiation from explosions.
The artist’s photographs and videos have been displayed widely in the United States and all around the world, including Sweden, China and England. Blatt lives and works in San Francisco.
The exhibition runs through October 20.