[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Ed Osborn – ALBEDO PROSPECT

Artist Statement

Albedo Prospect is a set of media works that explore the polar imaginary using video, still images, audio, sculptural elements and text. The project is based in part on the 1931 airship flight to the high Arctic from which the writer Arthur Koestler filed wireless reports. The piece reimagines Koestler’s reports and updates them with a contemporary perspective and an acute awareness of how personal, journalistic, and scientific narratives function to shape our knowledge and readings of polar geographies.

  • Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance. He is Associate Professor of Visual Art and Music at Brown University (Providence, RI), USA.  roving.net