Andrew Milne is the first artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) February 18–March 7, 2015. Andrew John Milne is an interdisciplinary artist who works with new media, film, photography and performance. His recent work has dealt with the re-invention of alternative imaging technologies with photocopy cameras, mechanical hologram machines, and alternative projection devices.
While at the CNSC Andrew will attend the Aurora learning course Winter Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill for the first week and will then spend the second week flying a small hot air balloon to document the abandoned research and military sites at Fort Churchill via aerial photography. The documentation will be used to generate new work toward a project exploring imagined future and technological failure.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to go to Churchill and allow the place, the people and the community to impact me and my artistic practice; and really it’s a special place that allows you to dodge polar bears, fly a small hot air balloon, photograph rocket launch facilities and survey distant early warning radar stations all in one day” – Andrew Milne