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Adrift
Magda Biernat
Art Library Rare Books Collection: QC 981.8.G56 B54

Adrift is a project that uses a visual language as a means of polar comparison. By pairing photographs of Antarctic icebergs and empty IƱupiat Eskimo hunting cabins, it offers a restrained commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth. In 2013 I traveled from the Antarctic to the Arctic Circle, through seventeen countries in the Americas. I documented dwellings, how human habitation responds to and reflects harsh landscapes, and the means with which societies adapt to changing climates, both cultural and physical. During the journey I was drawn to subjects which were both a departure from my work yet still felt like a familiar target: organic and inorganic structures succumbing to the effects of a warming planet. --Artist's website

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