Bipolar, 2008

An interdisciplinary polar archive created for International Polar Year 2007-08, edited by Kathryn Yusoff.

Bipolar comprises essays by Denis Cosgrove and contains over 30 'archives', by artists, scientists, thinkers and participants in the Polar programme. The contributors consider how our knowledge of the polar regions is constructed and how it can be enriched.

Authors include Nicola Triscott, Eric Wolff, Heather Frazar, Rachel Weiss, London Fieldworks, Stephan Harrison, Marko Peljhan, Katrina Dean, Anne Brodie, Sverker Sörlin, Simon Faithfull and Aqqaluk Lynge.

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ISBN 978-0-9534546-6-2
Edited by Kathryn Yusoff
Published by Arts Catalyst, 2008
Designed by PKMB/Paul Khera
Full colour, 128 pages, soft back
Dimensions 220 x 170mm

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Makrolab, 2002

A publication that marks the first five years of Marko Peljhan's Makrolab, focusing on its 2002 presence in the Scotland Highlands during the International Year of Mountains.

Over three months during summer 2002 a crew of artists, scientists and media activists inhabited the Earthbound satellite of Makrolab in the Scottish highlands. This journal, designed by Paul Khera, includes an essay by author and theorist Kodwo Eshun, a text by Makrolab's creator, Marko Peljhan, and diaries, pictures, plans, project documentation and materials from many of the artists and scientists who were resident on Makrolab.

The Makrolab is a high-tech, art-science project, a temporary sustainable laboratory designed to support 4 – 6 artists and scientists working and living alongside each other in isolation for periods of up to 120 days.

Within the Makrolab, researchers study telecommunications, environment, migration and weather patterns. Peljhan sees these multiple-dynamic global systems as the source of understanding how our planet functions on social, technological and natural levels.

Funded by the Scottish Arts Council and the Tramway, with thanks to the Atholl Estate and the contributors. Makrolab is managed by Projekt Atol.

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ISBN 978-0-9534546-2-4
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Published by Arts Catalyst, Projekt Atol and the Tramway, 2002
Colour and monochrome, 56 pages, soft back
Dimensions 200mm x 220mm
Weight 240g

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