Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay, 2006

Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay (cover)
Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay - Spread 1
Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay - Spread 1

Travelling to Antarctica on RSS Ernest Shackleton from RAF Brize Norton, via Ascension Island and the Falklands, Simon Faithfull recorded the displaced and disorienting world he encountered every day.


After filming the view out of his cabin porthole and creating daily Palm Pilot drawings, transmitted each day to email inboxes around the world, Simon Faithful created Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay. This is a dispatch from nowhere, exploring the Antarctic as a hole in the imagination by combining Antarctic myths and fictions, histories of colonial endeavour, lifecycles of icebergs and the real effects of global warming, with images of contested and uncharted territories.

Contributers include Le Feuvre and Lisa (ed.). Published as part of Book Works Opus Projects (Opus 6) by Book Works and Arts Catalyst.

Publication details

Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay
ISBN 978-1-8706999-2-1
Edited by
Published by Book Works with Arts Catalyst, 2006
Designed by James Goggin
Colour and monochrome, 128 pages; soft back
Dimensions 164 x 215mm
Edition of 1,500 copies
£14.50

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