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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Charles Stankievech (qc/ca)
The DEW Project

Site-specific radio installation, 2009

Housed in a geodesic dome, The DEW Project is a remote radio station positioned on the Yukon River, Canada, that continually monitors and transmits the sounds of the river’s ice and underwater flow. Parallel to the radio data transmission there is a video projection showing footage of the Arctic landscape and various communication technologies used throughout the Cold War.

About the Artist

Charles Stankievech’s fieldworks have been included in contexts like the Palais de Toyko (Paris) or the Biennale of Architecture (Venice). He has curated such unorthodox exhibitions as 'Magnetic Norths' and 'A Wake For St. Kippenberger’s MetroNet'. His writings have been included in various academic journals, artist’s catalogues and translated into several languages. Stankievech holds an MFA in Open Media and a BA (honours) with a thesis on Žižek and Kafka. As co-founder of the KIAC School of Visual Arts in Dawson City, Northern Canada, he splits his time between the Arctic and Montreal.

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund

Map Dortmund

This work is supported by Québec Government Office in Berlin, Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Touring Artist Fund and KIAC School of Visual Arts.