As part of SR’s cultural programing in response to the climate and ecological emergency we are working with the International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) to produce artwork installations for the International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS).

The ISS Symposium will be held at Bizkaia Aretoa, Conference Auditorium, Bilbao in June 2022. The installations will feature Salt Road lead artists Jaime Jackson and Sally Payen, with early stage career artist Pearl Jackson-Payen and engineer John Knight.

‘Red Algae’ Sally Payen, 2022 water colour on hand made paper, installation detail

Above untitled draft moving image work, no audio, Jaime Jackson

Jaime Jackson is producing two moving image artworks based on aerial archives of Greenlandic and Icelandic glaciers and ice sheets from the 20th and early 21st century, together with 19th century photographic archives of traditional costumes. Jaime is collaborating with the Inuit throat singer Annie Aningmiuq and Icelandic choirs to make audio visual moving image installations for the gallery space at Bizkaia Aretoa.

Annie Aningmiuq and Cynthia Pitsiulak of Katajjaq Duo warming up before a set in Germany.

Salt Road are collaborating with glaciologists Jemma Wadham, Sergio Faria, Martyn Tranter and Þorvarður Árnason.

In addition to the Moving image installations we will be exhibition a painting installation by Sally Payen and an interactive relational igloo installation by different artists and participants at the symposium.